POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Two men were shot and killed at an apartment complex in Pompano Beach, and now the girlfriend of one of the victims is sharing her account of the incident.
The family of Joshua Moise was on the scene, late into the night, near the 300 block of Southeast 11th Avenue, with lots of questions still unanswered after the Thursday morning shooting took the life of a loved one.
“I came downstairs, and I seen my boyfriend dead as soon as it happened,” said Bianca Garcia, Moise’s girlfriend, “and I seen the people who allegedly shot him running up the stairs.”
Investigators said Moise and his friend were shot in front of Garcia’s apartment building.
“I jumped on top of his body immediately and tried to help him in some way. There was nothing I could do for him,” said Garcia. “He died with a banana in his hand. He wasn’t harming anyone. He had a banana in his hand with his eyes open when I held him, and he had a hole through his face.”
Neighbors said Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived quickly, but it wasn’t fast enough to save Moise or his friend.
“I’m looking at them like, ‘Call the ambulance, help him, help him,'” said Garcia.
7Skyforce hovered over the scene where deputies, including SWAT, were seen at the apartment complex.
Several neighbors said they heard the shots.
“I heard a lot of pops,” said one neighbor. “They were intermittent, it was like, ‘Pop — pop, pop, pop — pop, pop — pop, pop, pop.'”
Area resident Lisa Binger said a fellow neighbor thought he heard fireworks.
“Bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam. He goes, ‘That’s fireworks.’ I’m like, ‘No, it’s not, that’s a gun,'” she said, “and all of a sudden, cops came, just came from everywhere.”
Binger said she was standing near her SUV when the shots went off just before 11 a.m. She ran into a nearby apartment to hide.
Although no arrests in this crime have been confirmed, one neighbor said he saw someone get detained.
“Right behind him. Got him right over here on the ground, then he handcuffed him,” Mike D’Angelo said. “He was yelling, and they put him in the car.”
Moments before, a nearby BSO deputy heard the shooting and reported it.
“At this time, the area is contained,” said BSO spokesperson Claudinne Caro. “There is no threat to the public, and investigators are asking anyone who has information regarding this shooting to call Crime Stoppers.”
The pain from family and friends was palpable as they await answers.
“I can’t say much right now, but I just know that we do need justice for Joshua and his friend, and this can’t happen.” said Garcia.
Sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, Garcia said, Moise’s car was shot up 14 times. However, investigators have not yet confirmed this claim or specified whether it’s connected to the shooting.
BSO detectives on Friday said no arrests have been made, as the investigation continues.
If you have any information on these shootings, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.
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