Auto repair shop owner shoots customer during dispute, deputies say

Unclear whether charges will be filed

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor
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POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - An auto repair shop owner fatally shot a customer Friday morning during a business dispute, authorities said.

Broward sheriff's deputies said the victim, Richard Buchanan, 28, approached the owner of the repair shop at 2100 N. Powerline Road just before 9:40 a.m. 

Authorities said the men began to argue about repairs made to the victim's 2004 Lexus IS 300.

Witnesses told deputies that the shop owner, William Mann, 52, shot Buchanan one time.

Buchanan was taken by Pompano Beach Fire Rescue to Broward Health North, where he died.

Mann remained at the scene.

Detectives are still investigating circumstances surrounding the shooting, and it's unclear whether Mann will be charged.

Anyone with further information is asked to call Detective Walt Foster at 954-321-4219. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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