FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A father of three from Pompano Beach was shot and killed as he was walking to his vehicle after he left a friend’s home in Fort Lauderdale.
Fort Lauderdale Police responded to the scene near Northwest 10th Terrace and Sixth Street, just before 5 a.m., Friday.
Police identified the victim as 34-year-old Brett Shell. The victim’s father, Ron Shell, said his son was a kind person and was always eager to share the meaning behind his scripture tattoos.
Investigators said Brett was killed moments after he stepped out of the home.
“Like four or five,” said Cornelius Washington, who lives in the area. “Everybody just woke right on up, and we wasn’t going outside.”
7SkyForce hovered over the scene where the area could be seen blocked off by police tape.
Neighbors said they heard several gunshots early in the morning. They also said this does not typically happen in their neighborhood.
“When I heard the shots and thing, I was like ‘Whoa, whoa, what’s going on?'” said Washington, “so we didn’t come outside. We weren’t coming outside until police was around, but other than that, no one saw anything. Nobody really was outside. It’s not a bad area, not really. I’ve been living here a long, long time, but things happen.”
Shell said he believes his son was targeted because he was known to carry a lot of cash. However, no motive has been revealed by officials for the shooting.
If you have any information on this fatal shooting, 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.
Copyright 2021 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.