LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) - The holiday weekend came to a violent end in a Lauderhill neighborhood after a man was shot and killed outside of a corner store.
Lauderhill Police are searching for the shooter involved in killing a man outside of the convenience store near Northwest First Street and 34th Avenue, late Sunday afternoon.
Officials identified the victim as 37-year-old Torino Judge. They found Judge in front of the store with multiple gunshot wounds and transported him to Broward Health Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
“I’m so sorry that he’s gone. He was a pretty cool guy,” said a man who knew Judge.
Investigators said Judge was shot several times after an argument with someone else outside of the business.
“I didn’t see the first one that made contact but the second one made contact, and it hit him in the back and apparently he must have turned around or something and the other one struck him, and that’s when the suspect took off running down the street,” said witness Bridget Harden.
Harden said she stayed with Judge until help arrived. “I’m just telling him to stay with me, ‘stay with me, you gonna be all right.’ But it didn’t turn out that way,” she said.
Officials are still searching for the shooter and are hoping that surveillance videos can help.
“They are looking for surveillance videos,” said Lauderhill Police Lt. Mike Santiago. “There’s a store just south of where this occurred. They’re also looking there to see if anything was captured on there.”
Investigators said the outcome could have been much worse. They said there were several people hanging out outside of the store.
“You didn’t have to go to the extreme of killing someone we all know and love,” Harden said. “He don’t bother nobody, so there’s nothing that he could have did that bad that you would have to go and kill him.”
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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