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Fort Lauderdale police seek help in finding second man involved in fatal shooting

Police hoping for public help in finding Fort Lauderdale shooting suspect
Police hoping for public help in finding Fort Lauderdale shooting suspect

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Police are still searching for a man who shot another man in the leg over the summer in Fort Lauderdale.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department released new and enhanced surveillance video of the June 2 shooting that left Jamar Mousakheel, 31, dead.

Police said Mousakheel was visiting a business in the area of 231 Almond Ave. around 11:15 p.m. that night when he approached an unknown man in the parking lot and an argument ensued.

Surveillance video shows Mousakheel walking toward a car with the man before a third man shows up.

The men began to disperse when the first suspect walked up to the victim and shot him in the leg.

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Police seek man in connection with fatal Fort Lauderdale shooting
Police seek man in connection with fatal Fort Lauderdale shooting

The gunman then fled the scene in his car.

Surveillance video shows Mousakheel sitting on the ground when he is approached by a second suspect, who shoots him once in the head and then flees on foot.

Police said that suspect, identified as Gerald Goucher, 44, of Fort Lauderdale, was arrested June 5 on a murder charge. He remains held at the Broward County Main Jail.

Surveillance video shows Gerald Gotcher fatally shooting man in Fort Lauderdale, authorities said. (Fort Lauderdale Police Department)

Much of the incident report has been redacted by authorities and a motive for the shootings are unclear.

The first suspect has not been identified.

“Without identifying who that first shooter is we’re missing that crucial piece and we’re trying to give the family closure, conclude the investigation to figure out exactly what happened, and what we need is the public’s help and someone to come forward who recognizes this individual so we can kind of bring the investigation full circle,” Detective Ali Adamson said.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity is asked to call Fort Lauderdale Police Detective J. Jaggers at 954-828-5970 or FLPD Sgt. S. Novak at 954-828-5556.

Anonymous tips can be made by calling Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

Gerald Goucher. (Broward Sheriff's Office)

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Ian Margol joined the Local 10 News team in July 2016 as a general assignment reporter. Born in Miami Beach and raised in Broward County, Ian is thrilled to be back home in South Florida.