Birthday party shooting suspect charged

Marckenson Demard accused of shooting, killing Emanuel Joseph

Published On: Dec 17 2012 03:34:31 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 17 2012 05:22:45 PM EST

Police charged a man who, detectives say, shot and killed another at a birthday party in Deerfield Beach.

The shooting happened in the 300 block of NE 30th Court about 3:40 a.m. Sunday.

When Broward Sheriff's Office deputies arrived after receiving a 911 call about a shooting, no one was home. They then learned other partygoers had driven the shooting victim, Emanuel Joseph, 26, to Broward Health North, where he died.

Marckenson Demard was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree murder. Demard told police the shooting was an accident, according to detectives.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information on this case is asked to call BSO at 954-321-4210.