Man dead after being seen bloodied, showing odd behavior in North Lauderdale

Medical examiner to determine cause of death of Shawn Simpson


NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Broward Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating the death of a North Lauderdale man.

BSO spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said calls were made to 911 at about 10:30 p.m. Monday about a man who was showing odd behavior in the area of Kimberly Boulevard and Southwest 66th Avenue.

Witnesses told deputies the man, identified as Shawn Simpson, 40, was standing in the roadway, banging on doors and trying to get into passing vehicles.

Coleman-Wright said one of the 911 callers reported hearing Simpson in an altercation and banging on doors and windows at his girlfriend's house before being seen covered in blood.

When deputies arrived, they saw a bloodied Simpson at a broken window trying to get inside a home, where he had been staying for less than two weeks.

Coleman-Wright said Simpson's girlfriend was at work when her children called her from the home to tell her something was wrong with him. She said a deputy deployed his Taser, but it was ineffective. Homicide detectives said further investigation is needed to determine if contact occurred.

Simpson was taken to Florida Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

The Broward County medical examiner's office will determine the cause and manner of death of Simpson, who the medical examiner documented had a deep, self-inflicted wound on his inner left wrist.

No other details were immediately released.

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