LAUDERDALE LAKES (CBS4) – Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies say they have the man responsible for shooting and killing a teenage boy in Lauderdale Lakes Tuesday afternoon.
Cornelius Mitchell, 17, was pronounced dead at Broward Health Medical Center.
Police say Mitchell a friend, Bravon Newsome, 17, were walking east on 44th Street near State Road 7 when they were approached by Elijah Ellington, 32.
A verbal dispute reportedly broke out among the trio and police say Ellington pulled out a handgun fired shots at the teenage boys.
Newsome was grazed by a bullet, but Mitchell was gravely injured.
He was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Charges against Ellington are pending.
Anyone who has information on this case is urged to call BSO homicide Det. Jeff Kogan at (954) 321-4210 or report information anonymously to Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS (8477) or online at http://www.browardcrimestoppers.org.