FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police have released new surveillance video of a critical clue in a deadly shooting in Fort Lauderdale.
Shots rang out off of Northwest Third Avenue just after 4 p.m. on Valentine’s Day.
Surveillance video showed the victim, 31-year-old Harry Garçon, confronting two men walking past his girlfriend’s home who he suspected to have burglarized his car a day earlier.
“It appears as though it may have been related to the day before’s vehicle burglary,” said Fort Lauderdale Police detective Ali Adamson. “We don’t have a definitive answer on that because we don’t have all the information on that and we don’t know.”
What exactly the father of two said to the men is still unknown, but when he turned and walked away, one of the men pulled out a gun and opened fire.
The two men ran off south towards Sunrise.
Garçon was transported to Broward Health where he succumbed to his injuries.
Residents said they were shocked to learn the victim was killed in broad daylight over something so petty while visiting his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day.
“I’m really sad for her that this even happened. My 11-year-old is friends with her daughter, so they go out and they went out with her and her boyfriend before. He was a nice person, so it’s just a shame,” said neighbor Kara Heyward.
Heyward lives across the street. She wasn’t home at the time of the shooting, but her kids, grandkids and grandmother were.
“It’s very scary that people have very little disregard for other people and just want to, you know, even shoot and kill somebody over nothing is kind of just sad,” Heyward said.
Police are desperate for information about the violent and heartless reaction to a single conversation that may help put the people responsible for it behind bars.
“All of the available information is important. Any information may be able to help us put the pieces to the puzzle, no matter how small it may seem,” Adamson said.
The shooter is described as having short, twisted hair. He was last seen wearing dark-colored basketball shorts, a white shirt and black slides.
If you have any information on this shooting, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.
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