FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Two men have been charged in the murder of a Tamarac man, murder which was caught on camera.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
On Thursday, February 5th, Broward Sheriff’s deputies were sent to the home of 51-year old Ivan Brandt, at 7925 NW 85th Avenue, after a caller to 911 reported hearing gunshots around 3 p.m. The deputies were not able to make contact with anyone inside so they called in a SWAT team for support.
When SWAT members went inside, they discovered Brandt’s lifeless body.
During a search of the home, investigators discovered a surveillance video that captured the entire attack. ON the video, Brandt is on his cell phone when he appears to hear a knock at the front door.
Two men, who the sheriff’s office later identified as 35-year old Richard Andres and 31-yeaf old Jonathan Gordan, then force their way inside and attempt to restrain Brandt who resists.Leftover From Hurricane Dorian, 58 Strays From The Bahamas Make Their Way To South Florida
Brandt was shot in the head multiple times while he tried to fight off his attackers, even stabbing both of them during his struggle to survive.
Exterior video shows Andres and Gordon drive off in Gordon’s white, four-door 2003 Lincoln sedan, according to the sheriff’s office.
Crime scene investigators also found a recently printed newspaper article and evidence that led them to a hotel in Hollywood. The article from January 2012 referenced a story about Andres killing a kitten and battering his wife.
A woman who was on the phone with Brandt minutes before his death said that Brandt had tracked his ex-girlfriend to a hotel in Hollywood. When questioned, the manager at the hotel said Brandt had come by the hotel looking for his ex-girlfriend. According to the manager, Brandt told the clerk she was being held against her will by Andres, who was “pimping her out.”
Brandt’s ex-girlfriend was with Andres when he was Saturday evening. During questioning Brandt’s ex-girlfriend admitted to “repeatedly” telling Andres that Brandt “had safes in his home containing large amounts of cash,” according to the sheriff’s offcie.
Members of the BSO SWAT/Fugitive Unit arrested Gordon Sunday afternoon in Fort Lauderdale.MORE NEWS: Fatal Tamarac Shooting Under Investigation
Andres and Gordon, each charged with first-degree murder, are currently being held without bond.