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Police search for killer of 20-year-old former U.S. Navy cadet

Driver of newer model black Ford Mustang shot man in Hollywood, police say

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – For years, Tyshawn Marshall had dreamed of a life of service in the military, a relative said in tears. 

The 20-year-old was at the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in Hollywood when he was killed on Saturday. 

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Lt. j.g. Nelson Rose said Marshall was part of the Cadet program two years ago. He was a member of the Spruance division in Fort Lauderdale.

"He was very well liked," Rose said. "He had a good heart and loved his shipmates."

About 20 minutes after midnight, a man driving a newer model black Ford Mustang shot him in the parking lot of a Checkers, 6171 Hollywood Blvd., police said.

His death remained under investigation Saturday afternoon. 

"Detectives are looking for anyone who was in the area at the time," Hollywood Police Department spokeswoman Miranda Grossman said. 

Marshall was sad when he couldn't go to the Hollywood Hills Military Academy because of his grades, a relative said. He was a student at Apollo Middle School, South Broward High School and later at Miramar High School.  

"His passing weighs heavy on our hearts," Rose said. "And we wish to extend our deepest sympathies to his family." 

Police were asking anyone with information to call 954-967-4636 or Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

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The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.