FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A Dania Beach neighborhood was on edge Monday morning due to a large Broward sheriff’s investigation which involved a SWAT team.
It began Sunday night in the area of SW 13th Street and SW 2nd Avenue, just off Sheridan Street and US 1.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Public Schools Could Ease Mask Mandate By End Of Month, Reports Herald
Residents who live in the area said they heard a loud explosion early Monday morning.
“Around three in the morning I was just hanging out in my house, cleaning up some stuff and I heard a big explosion,” said Kenneth Cordero.
“I was driving home, just relaxing, and out of nowhere just a big boom. I thought it was a firework or something like that. I drive by, I see a bunch of cops, I see almost a tank of a swat truck back there,” said Karim Adilov.
A couple of residents told CBS4 went they went outside to see what was going on, they saw several SWAT team members with their rifles drawn.READ MORE: Arrest Affidavit: Accused Hollywood Cop Killer Jason Banegas Claims He Was Trying To Kill Himself In Struggle With Slain Officer Yandy Chirino
The sheriff’s office they were investigating a dispute between two males which turned deadly when shots were fired.
Deputies were sent to the area just after 7 p.m. after the sheriff’s office received word of the shooting.
Arriving deputies found 24-year-old Joshua Ward suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital where he later died.
The sheriff’s office said the SWAT team and K-9 units were called in to assist with the search for the suspect.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
No arrests have been made.