Jury visits Tamarac apartment complex where BSO deputy fatally shot

3 men could face death penalty if convicted in deputy's killing

By Carlos Suarez - Anchor/Reporter , Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

TAMARAC, Fla. - Jurors made a trip Thursday to the apartment complex in Tamarac where a Broward Sheriff's Office deputy was fatally shot more than a decade ago. 

Eloyn Ingraham, 28, Bernard Forbes, 31, and Andre Delancy, 29, are on trial in the 2006 shooting death of Deputy Brian Tephford.

Tephford, a six-year BSO veteran and father of three, was 34 years old when he was fatally shot during a traffic stop outside an apartment complex in Tamarac. A second deputy, Corey Carbocci, was also shot, but he survived.

Jurors got the chance Thursday to walk around the BSO cruisers that were parked in the same spots they were in the night of the shooting.

The jury looked at the cruisers, which had bullet holes, shattered windows, and evidence markings and they also looked at another part of the apartment complex, where investigators said two of the defendants ran toward the deputies. 

Delancy's defense attorney previously told the jury that a phone call the state claims to tie Delancy to Ingraham in the car that was pulled over wasn't made by Delancy. The attorney said a weapon that was found on his client was never fired that night. 

The trial began in June and is expected to last for several more weeks. 

All three defendants face the death penalty if they are convicted.
 

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