1 arrested after auto shop owner shoots armed robber in Oakland Park, deputies say
Victim shot by second gunman
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – One person was arrested after the owner of an Oakland Park auto parts store shot one of two armed robbers, Broward Sheriff's Office deputies said.
Conrad Bloomfield, 36, was arrested on charges of attempted armed robbery and attempted murder.
The shooting was reported just before 1 p.m. at Northwest 17th Terrace and 29th Street.
According to an arrest report, Bloomfield and another man drove to CAD Auto Parts in a gray 2012 BMW. Deputies said Bloomfield peered into the office and then walked away. They said the second man then looked into the office and told the shop owner, Andrew Hepburn, 39, "Sorry, wrong address."
Surveillance video shows a man, believed to be Bloomfield, walk back into the office and order Hepburn to the ground at gunpoint. Deputies said Bloomfield pistol-whipped the victim when he was slow getting to the ground.
Bloomfield then rummaged through Hepburn's pockets, deputies said.
During the struggle, Hepburn was able to grab Bloomfield's gun and shot him five times in the chest.
Deputies said Hepburn was shot once in the chest by the second gunman as the robber was running out of the store.
The video shows another victim who was sitting inside the auto garage run away after the unknown gunman grabs him and points the gun toward him.
According to the report, the unknown gunman left in the BMW that is believed to have been driven by a third person. Bloomfield and Hepburn were taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where they are recovering.
Anyone with information about the second gunman or the unknown witness is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.
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