Arrest made after fatal shooting in Lauderdale Lakes

LAUDERDALE LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) - A man has been arrested after a shooting in a Lauderdale Lakes neighborhood that left one man dead.

Erol Faustin, 20, was arrested in the 5800 block of Northwest 19th Court in Lauderhill and faces one count of second degree murder.

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene of the shooting near the intersection of Northwest 37th Street and 32nd Way, just before 4:45 p.m., Feb. 15.

Deputies arrived to find the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Family members of the victim identified him as 23-year-old Luis Rodriguez.

“He was my cousin, my younger cousin. He was a sweet guy,” said Yanira, the victim’s cousin.

Yanira said she doesn’t know why her cousin was in the area.

“Well, I’m being strong for my cousin and my family and everyone here, but it’s shocking right now,” she said.

Another family member said Rodriguez’s smartphone was stolen and his Instagram account has been deleted,

Authorities continue to investigate.

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