FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The Broward Sheriff’s Office has released a sketch of a man they say fired on deputies in an unmarked car in Pembroke Park.
The shooting happened Tuesday, just before 3 a.m., in the 5100 block of SW 41st Street.
“Two Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies were in their unmarked patrol car, conducting patrol, when they saw a man in a parking lot nearby pull a firearm out of his waistband and start firing several shots at the car,” explained BSO Spokeswoman Miranda Grossman.
Both deputies were uninjured.
Neighbors said they heard the gunfire and feared for their lives.
“It was like over 10 shots, 10 shots the first time, everybody cut the lights off, got down on the floor, you know just in case any bullets went through,” said Kashanti King.
The sheriff’s office said the man they are searching for is 20 to 26 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches tall to 5 feet 11 inches tall and roughly 140 to 155 pounds with a
slim build. He was also was red shorts and a red hoodie. “He should be considered armed and dangerous. Do not go up to him,” Grossman said.
One of the big concerns for investigators is that the hail of gunfire happened in a residential area. “The number of gunshots that were fired in a neighborhood with apartments and families living around there, this person, this suspect, is a threat to everyone,” Grossman said.
Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS (8477).