Witness testifies in shooting death of BSO deputy
Roger Del Prado takes stand, places suspects near scene
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Testimony continued Thursday in the trial of three men accused of fatally shooting a Broward Sheriff's Office deputy.
Roger Del Prado, a driver who picked up the suspects after the 2006 ambush, took the stand and placed the accused near the scene of a shooting that left Deputy Brian Tephford dead.
Del Prado described to jurors how Eloyn Ingraham, 28, asked him for a ride outside an apartment complex in Tamarac in 2006.
"He was sweating," Del Prado said of Ingraham. "I asked him if he heard a noise, what that was, and he said that he needed to get out of the area. He said, 'I need to go.'" Del Prado said.
Tephford was shot dead inside his cruiser after pulling over a car that Ingraham was in with another woman.
Prosecutors said Ingraham called Bernard Forbes, 31, and Andre Delancy, 29, to ambush Tephford and Deputy Corey Carbocci.
"I was in the driver's seat, Ingraham was in the passenger seat, Forbes was behind him and Delancy behind me," Del Prado said.
Del Prado testified that an agitated Ingraham told him to keep driving when deputies tried to pull them over in the minutes after the shooting.
"The same thing that he was carrying when he came up to the apartment, he unraveled it and in there he had a gun," he said.
Retired Deputy Eric Weiner also spoke about the incident.
"The vehicle made several braking movements like it was going to stop, but didn't stop," Weiner testified. "It would hit the brakes and then go again."
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