Deadly Bridge Collapse | Complete Coverage | Photo Gallery
By Joan Murray

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened sometime Monday night at 2009 NW 21st Avenue.

Police say a 42 year old man was shot to death.

Family identifies the victim as Patrick Tranchida. They say he was a loving father to three young girls.

According to his mother-in-law Gwendolyn Pringle, the family is in total shock.

“He didn’t bother anybody,” she said. “He was very friendly. I can’t figure out who would do such a thing. It’s sad.”

Police say the body was discovered Tuesday around 8:30 a.m.

Crime scene techs could be seen removing bags of evidence.  A gold car was towed from the back of the property near where the body was discovered.

Henry Rucker says he found Tranchida on the ground already deceased Tuesday morning.

“I saw him [alive] last night at 8:30,” Rucker said. “He was coming back from taking his kids home.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Miami

Check Your BracketEnter our national Bracket Challenge game for a chance to win $5,000 Amex gift card.
Get Your Daily DoseHere's some good news just for you.
CBS4 New Home For Florida Lottery

Watch & Listen LIVE