According to authorities, the 35-year-old suspect began his spree by stealing vehicles in Sunrise and Dania Beach. The suspect then allegedly shot a man and a woman several times in Hallandale Beach, Florida. It was also reported in the media that the female victim was beaten.
Police indicated that the male victim died; the female victim required surgery for her injuries and remains in critical condition.
The suspect then allegedly stole another vehicle and drove north on Interstate 95 before crashing near downtown Fort Lauderdale. After crashing the stolen car, the suspect reportedly fled on foot.
The vehicle crash and subsequent escape of the suspect prompted local authorities to shut down I-95 Northbound for several hours.
Authorities also temporarily locked down at least four schools. During the lockdown, the FBI searched the area for the suspect.
The suspect was eventually arrested at a commuter train station in West Palm Beach. An FBI report indicated that two other individuals were detained at the station; however, no other information about those individuals has been released at this time.
The suspect could face serious criminal charges and severe penalties. Homicide is the most significant charge in the Florida criminal code. Additionally, under Florida law, an armed carjacking with a deadly weapon is potentially punishable by a sentence of life in prison.
For more information about this case, access the WIOD.com article entitled “Deadly Carjacking Suspect Arrested in West Palm Beach.”