SHERIFF GREGORY TONY RESPONDS TO A SHOOTING IN PROGRESS

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office
PIO Number:
21-4-13
BSO Case Number:
10-2104-001424
Date:
April 9, 2021
Time:
12:49 p.m.
Jurisdiction:
Deerfield Beach
Place of Occurrence:
241 N.E. 21st Ave., Deerfield Beach 
Victim:
Name withheld (Marsy’s Law), 52, male 
Suspect:
Antonio Chestnut, 26, 6/30/1994, male, Deerfield Beach
Description of Incident:
Sheriff Gregory Tony sprang into action, running toward the area others ran away from. 

At approximately 12:49 p.m. on Friday, April 9, Sheriff Tony saw people running toward him and knew something was wrong. He immediately donned his gear and responded to what would be identified as an in-progress shooting at 241 N.E. 21st Ave. in Deerfield Beach. 

BSO deputies and Sheriff Tony identified the threat and protected the citizens. One individual was detained, and one person was injured following the shooting.  

Preliminary investigation revealed that words were exchanged between a male, identified as Antonio Chestnut and the victim over an altercation involving road rage. During the altercation, Chestnut fired multiple rounds into the vehicle driven by the victim. The victim sustained minor injuries due to debris caused by the bullets striking his vehicle. 

Chestnut was arrested and faces a charge of attempted murder. 

This case remains an active and ongoing investigation. 

To see Sheriff Tony’s interview check out this link: 
Sheriff Tony Gives an Update on a Shooting Incident Response 

INVESTIGATORS:
Det. G. Parram, VCU 
Sheriff Gregory Tony; Deerfield Beach

THIS REPORT BY:
Sergeant Donald Prichard/PIO-Sworn
4/9/2021 2005