LAUDERHILL (CBSMiami) – Police have made an arrest in a deadly shooting earlier this week in a Lauderdale Lakes strip mall.
After speaking with several witnesses, Broward Sheriff’s detectives took a 16-year old into custody on a charge of first degree murder in the death his friend 20-year old Gerry Metayer. CBS4 is not naming the teen due to his ager.READ MORE: South Florida’s Steamy Weather Might Help Suppress COVID Spread During Summertime
State prosecutors have not decided whether he will be charged as an adult. He will be held at a juvenile detention center until his next hearing on October 31st.
Metayer, was on a bicycle Tuesday just before 9 p.m. when he was shot at the plaza at 2542 N. State Road 7.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 3 Hurt In I-95 Drive-By Shooting Near Boynton Beach
An employee of a coin laundry in the plaza said Metayer was talking with a group of guys outside the Club Xtasy Café when he was shot. Several people in the plaza heard the gunfire and called 9-1-1.
Sheriff’s investigators said it was not clear what started the dispute between Metayer and the teen.MORE NEWS: Applause From Jewish Community Greets Governor As He Signs 2 New Bills Inside Shul Of Bal Harbour
Arriving deputies found a wounded Metayer on the ground next to his bicycle. He was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where he died Wednesday evening.