POMPANO BEACH MAN ARRESTED ON SECOND-DEGREE MURDER

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

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PIO Number:
24-1-17
BSO Case Number:
11-2401-002844
Date:
Jan. 10, 2024                                        
Time:
8 a.m.
Jurisdiction:
Pompano Beach 
Place of Occurrence:
1300 block of Northeast Fourth Street, Pompano Beach 
Victim:
Paul Rivera, 46, male, Pompano Beach (DECEASED)
Suspect:
Jeramie Smith, 34, 12/15/89, male, 1308 N.E. Fourth Street, Pompano Beach
Description of Incident:
A 34-year-old man has been arrested for second degree-murder after fatally shooting his roommate in Pompano Beach. Detectives with the Broward Sheriff's Office Homicide unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal incident.  

At approximately 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, BSO deputies and Pompano Beach Fire Rescue responded to a shooting call near the 1300 block of Northeast Fourth Street. When emergency crews arrived, they made contact with 34-year-old Jeramie Smith and 46-year-old Paul Rivera. 

According to investigators, Rivera was pronounced deceased on scene by paramedics after sustaining a gunshot wound. Detectives say the preliminary investigation revealed Smith shot Rivera.

BSO Crime Scene and Homicide detectives responded to investigate. A representative with the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office was also notified and responded to the scene. 

During the on-scene investigation, Smith was immediately detained. A warrant for his arrest was also obtained, and he was formally taken into custody and transported to BSO Main Jail. He faces one count of second-degree murder with a firearm. 

The investigation continues.  

INVESTIGATORS:
Det. G. Parram, Homicide                                    
Sgt. S. Cottam, Homicide                                                      

THIS REPORT BY:
Gerdy St. Louis/PIO
1/12/2024 0940

Pompano Beach, PBFR