Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 19-2-11 (18-8-6a)

BSO Case Number: 04-1808-000271

Date: Aug. 4, 2018

Time: 4:35 a.m.

Jurisdiction: Lauderdale Lakes

Place of Occurrence: 4844 N.W. 24th Court, Lauderdale Lakes

Victim(s): Dean Hyatt, 20, male, 7/19/98, 6300 S.W. Fourth Place, Margate (DECEASED)

Suspect(s): Kizzie Thomas, 20, female, 11/1/98, 2051 N.W. 43rd Terrace, Apt. 107, Lauderhill (IN CUSTODY)

Richard Cunningham II, 19, male, 6/11/99, 2940 N.W. 10th Court, Fort Lauderdale (IN CUSTODY)

Description of Incident:

A second person has been arrested in the 2018 murder of a Margate man. Kizzie Thomas was arrested on a warrant on Feb. 19 by U.S. Marshals task force. The Lauderhill woman faces one count of murder in the first degree in the killing of Dean Hyatt.     

Around 4:30 a.m. Aug. 4, 2018, Regional Communications received a call about an unresponsive man in the parking lot of Caravel Arms Apartments, 4844 N.W. 24th Court in Lauderdale Lakes. Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to the location and found Hyatt with multiple gunshot wounds. The 20-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Aug. 10, 2018, BSO homicide detectives arrested Richard Cunningham II in the fatal shooting of Hyatt. Cunningham, of Fort Lauderdale, faces one count of premeditated murder. 

The homicide investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO Homicide Det. Mike Roque at 954-321-4200. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org

Dets. Roque & Nitsch, CID
Lauderdale Lakes, BSFR

Joy Oglesby/PIO
Feb. 21, 2019  1630