Ft. Lauderdale Murder Caught on Surveillance Camera, Police Still Searching for Suspects


The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Friday, October 16th at approximately 1:54 a.m. The incident occurred in the parking lot of One West Sunrise Boulevard in the City of Fort Lauderdale. Officers were initially responding to the area regarding a ShotSpotter alert when they received a 911 call regarding an armed robbery, which quickly escalated to a fatal shooting. Two male victims were walking through the parking lot to their parked car, when two armed suspects approached them.

Detectives have learned the same suspects involved in this incident were captured on nearby surveillance, committing a vehicle burglary prior to this homicide.

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One of the suspects held the first victim at gunpoint and demanded he hand over his jewelry, while the other attempted to rob the second victim. The second suspect shot the second victim multiple times. Both suspects ran to a nearby vehicle and fled the area.

The victim, with multiple gunshot wounds, was transported to Broward Health Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries. The deceased victim has been identified as Roderick Gallon, B/M, 9/30/97, a resident of the City of Lauderhill. The second victim was a teenager and his identity will not be released.

He did not receive any injuries during the above incident. This is an active and on-going investigation. Anyone with information regarding this homicide is encouraged to contact Detective Elijah Thomas at 954-828-6093 or Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-8477 or https://browardcrimestoppers.org/ NR# 2020-043 OR# 20-158752 Sergeant DeAnna Greenlaw | Office of the Chief | 954-828-5946 | dgreenlaw@fortl

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