Father of two killed in Fort Lauderdale shooting after argument

Tyler Reese, 23, has been identified as the victim in a fatal shooting that happened after an argument between him and another man escalated in the area of NW 15th Avenue and NW 22nd Court, police say.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A 23-year-old man was killed Wednesday in broad daylight after a verbal altercation with another man escalated, Fort Lauderdale police say.

The victim, Tyler Reese, was a father of two and described by family members as witty and outgoing.

The shooting happened in the area of NW 15th Avenue and NW 22nd Court, near Mills Pond Park, just east of I-95.

Police are searching for the gunman.

After being shot, Reese “immediately fled from that area to a nearby apartment complex and started knocking on the doors screaming for help,” said Sgt. DeAnna Greenlaw of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.

Fort Lauderdale police say two men were involved in verbal altercation that escalated and resulted in one being fatally shot Wednesday afternoon. It happened near Mills Pond Park, just east of I-95.

You can see blood on a door where he most likely ran for help.

Investigators say Reese was found unconscious and taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Detectives were at the scene for three hours, taking pictures and talking to neighbors.

“As soon as we have information that we are able to provide with more details as to why this occurred in broad daylight, and who is responsible for this incident, we will provide information to the community,” Greenlaw said, “because we know they are eager to seek answers and to bring justice to this family.”

If you have any information that can help police with their investigation, call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.


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