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LAUDERHILL (CBSMiami) – An arrest has been made in the deadly shooting of an Air Force veteran in Lauderhill.

Nakia Simmons, 42, appeared in bond court Tuesday after a three-day search for him ended on Monday with his arrest in Hollywood.

Last Friday, Simmons reportedly confronted 28-year-old Roy Brockington Jr. in a parking lot at 5356 NW 27th Street. As Brockington attempted to walk away, Simmons tapped him on the shoulder and said “Roy, I wanna talk to you” and shot him in the back of the head, according to Simmons arrest report.

Simmons then got into his car and drove off.

simmons Arrest Made In Murder Of Air Force Vet In Lauderhill

Nakia Simmons (Source: Broward Sheriff’s Office)

People who live in the area heard the gunshot around midnight.

“He was just sitting out in his truck minding his own business and somebody killed him,” said Brockington’s sister Lillie Brown.

Those who knew Brockington said he was proud of his military service and he was never the kind to be involved in any kind of trouble.

Surveillance cameras captured the shooting and a witness identified Simmons as the gunman. He’s been charged with first-degree murder.

Tuesday morning during his arraignment he was denied bond.

Investigators aren’t certain but believe the motive for Brockington’s murder may have been jealousy over a woman.


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