SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN DEATH OF FIREFIGHTER CHARGED IN TWO COUNTIES

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN DEATH OF FIREFIGHTER

CHARGED IN TWO COUNTIES

PIO Number:
19-10-13(B)
BSO Case Number:
13-1910-000479
Date:
Oct. 19, 2019
Time:
5:57 a.m.
Jurisdiction:
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
Place of Occurrence:
4520 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
Victim(s):
Christopher Allen Randazzo, 39, male, Pompano Beach (DECEASED)
Suspect(s):
Torrey Holston, 19, male, 04/25/00, 6120 Forest Hill Blvd., Apt. 205, West Palm Beach (IN CUSTODY)
Jose Garcia Romero, 20, male, 12/14/98, 1623 Parkway Court, Greenacres (IN CUSTODY)

Marco Rico, 32, male, 11/27/86, 1300 Madison Chase, Apt. 3, West Palm Beach (IN CUSTODY)
Description of Incident:

The suspects involved in the murder of an off-duty Coral Springs firefighter were fleeing that night from an attempted murder scene in Palm Beach County. Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives were able to identify all of the suspects involved and worked with the Lantana Police Department on their shooting. 

On Thursday, Oct. 24, investigators working both cases, with the assistance of the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, took two suspects into custody in Palm Beach County. As the two suspects worked with investigators, Lantana Police served arrest warrants for Torrey Holston, 19, (arrested Oct. 24) and Jose Garcia Romero, 20, (arrested Oct. 25) on their attempted murder case. 

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives have obtained arrest warrants for the suspects responsible for Christopher Randazzo’s murder. The shooter, Holston, accomplices Romero and Rico (arrested Oct. 25), will face charges of first degree murder, armed robbery and conspiracy. 

The two remaining involved parties are not facing charges at this time. 

Evidence from both scenes as well as statements obtained tie the suspects to both incidents. Due to the simultaneous investigations, and to preserve the integrity of each, details and names of the individuals could not be released until now.

The investigation remains ongoing.

INVESTIGATORS:
Detectives Jeffrey Curtis & Wilson Dejesus
Homicide

THIS REPORT BY:
Sgt. Don Prichard/PIO-Sworn
Senior PIO Keyla Concepción

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