Unwelcome guests fire at 13-year-old in North Lauderdale home; with video
Well after midnight Friday, an urgent knock at the front door of a North Lauderdale house awakened a 13-year-old boy sleeping inside. The woman outside asked for his mother, claiming to be her cousin. Not recognizing the voice, the teen didn’t open the door.
A surveillance camera mounted just over the front door showed Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives what happened next. There were two masked men holding handguns standing with the woman. The woman stepped behind them, and one gunman tried to kick the door open. Then he fired two shots into the door. Wood and debris floated into the camera lens, and when it cleared, the suspects had disappeared.
The bullets went through the front door, but luckily, the teen had stepped away from the door, and no one was hit. The rounds lodged in walls in the bedroom closet and master bathroom.
BSO Aggravated Felonies detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the three people on the video. They believe the three were there to rob the home, and it’s unclear why they ran after firing shots.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Det. David Lewis at (To report information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers of Broward County at (954) 493-TIPS or online at www.browardcrimesstoppers.org.
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