Murder suspect tracked to Coral Springs

By Terrell Forney - Reporter

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - The search for a murder suspect led police to a neighborhood in Coral Springs.

Mikhail Sergatiouk was being sought Sunday night in connection with the shooting death of a man in Port St. Lucie just one day earlier. The body of 50-year old Aleksandr Gorbach was found in the kitchen of his waterfront home Saturday evening. Gorbach's wife and two children were home at the time of the shooting but were unharmed.

Gorbach was shot in the chest with a rifle. The gunman immediately fled the area but it didn't take investigators long to figure out a potential suspect.

Police in Coral Springs were asked to help with the search along with the US Marshalls Service. Sergatiouk lives in a home in the 8700 block of Forest Hills Boulevard in Coral Springs. Police conducted a search warrant at the property Saturday night but did not find the murder weapon. It's believed Sergatiouk returned home at least twice since the incident but on the second time Sunday evening, his son called police.

After Sergatiouk realized what happened, he hopped on a yellow bicycle and peddled away. Arriving officers set up a perimeter covering a two-mile radius of the area hoping to contain and find the suspect who was considered to be armed and dangerous.

Sergatiouk is about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds and was last seen wearing a white shirt and camouflage pants.

It's unclear what motive may have been behind the shooting but Local 10 has learned that Sergatiouk and Gorbach were former business partners who ran a company that went out of business one year ago.

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