FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The Broward Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a woman who was killed when shots were fired inside a Dania Beach bar early Wednesday morning.
Police identified the woman as Marissa Harris, 32, of Ocala, who was at the bar to meet with friends.
Long-time friend Bob McCoy said, “She grew up here, moved to Ocala and was turning
her life around. She had bought a new car and came to show her friends. It’s terrible.”
Authorities said the shooting took place just before 3 a.m. at Rookie’s Ale House on Griffin Road.
BSO public information officer Miranda Grossman said, “The victim had nothing to do with the two men who shot at each other.”
According to Broward Sheriff’s investigators, two men in the bar got into a fight that escalated into them exchanging gunfire.
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Police say Harris was an innocent bystander. She was declared dead at the scene.
Police did not release other details about the men involved in the shooting and did not say if they would be charged in her death.
“She was a nice girl. Never hurt no one,” said McCoy.
Harris leaves behind a 12-year-old daughter.
Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.