MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER FOLLOWING ROAD RAGE INCIDENT

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number:
21-7-9
BSO Case Number:
07-2107-000657
Date:
July 7, 2021
Time:
9:45 a.m. 
Jurisdiction:
Tamarac
Place of Occurrence:
8400 block of West Commercial Boulevard, Tamarac
Victim:
Adult male, name withheld, Marsy’s Law (DECEASED)
Suspect:
Melvin Foster, 52, 8/18/68, male,10931 N.W. 38th Court, Coral Springs (IN CUSTODY)
Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives arrested a Coral Springs man for murder following a road rage incident Wednesday afternoon in Tamarac.

At approximately 9:45 a.m. July 7, BSO Tamarac deputies responded to the 8400 block of West Commercial Boulevard in Tamarac regarding a shooting call. On scene, detectives found the victim, an adult male, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Foster was driving a 2015 Toyota Tundra westbound on Commercial Boulevard. The victim was driving a 2018 Ford Mustang in the same direction. At some point, an altercation between the two ensued. Foster produced a firearm and shot into the victim’s vehicle, striking him.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue airlifted the victim to Broward Health Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. BSO homicide detectives responded to the scene to conduct their investigation.

Foster, who remained on scene, was taken into custody and charged with second degree murder. He was transported to the Broward County Main Jail. The investigation continues.

INVESTIGATORS:
Homicide Det. R. Schnakenberg, CID
Homicide Sgt. K. Forsberg, CID

THIS REPORT BY:
Claudinne Caro/PIO
7/8/21 1505

Tamarac; TFR
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