1 dead after crash in Pembroke Park; AR-15 recovered from scene

PEMBROKE PARK, FLA. (WSVN) - A deadly two-car crash in a South Florida neighborhood led authorities to something they did not expect to discover.

Broward Sheriff’s Office units responded to the scene of the wreckage along Southwest 32nd Street and 52nd Avenue in Pembroke Park, Friday.

An overturned truck, along with mangled pieces of another vehicle were visible at the scene.

“I saw the white truck flipped over, I’m like ‘Aw man,'” a man said near the scene.

BSO said as units were responding to the crash, they received reports of gunfire in the same area.

When deputies arrived, they saw a power pole tipped over and scattered debris.

Residents at the nearby Holly Ridge apartment complex said the impact of the crash knocked out power in the area.

“I saw it was darker than usual out here, so I assumed maybe a transformer went out or something like that because it happens,” a resident said.

An AR-15 rifle was discovered in the middle of the debris, deputies said.

“We have three people,” said BSO spokesperson Gina Carter. “One of them died here on scene, the other two have been transported to a local hospital.”

The victim who died was later identified as 27-year-old Wadarius Harris.

Officials continue to investigate what they’re calling a homicide.

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