Man fatally shot after confronting 2 people about vehicle burglary

Shooting occurred outside the Fort Lauderdale apartment building of victim’s girlfriend

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Surveillance video captured a fatal shooting that occurred on Valentine’s Day in Fort Lauderdale.

According to Fort Lauderdale police, the victim was shot around 4:25 p.m. Sunday outside his girlfriend’s apartment building in the 1100 block of Northwest Third Avenue.

Surveillance video shows the victim, identified as Harry Garcon, 31, of Miami-Dade County, speaking with two males in the street just before he was shot by one of them.

“It is unknown exactly what was said or what was stated, but it appears he was an innocent person (attempting) to engage with the community about something that happened, and then this unfortunate incident happened and now two children are left without a father,” said Fort Lauderdale Police Det. Ali Adamson.

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Witnesses told police that Garcon approached the duo because he believed they were involved in the burglary of his car, which was captured on surveillance video the day prior.

“It’s really scary, like I said, because we’re right across the street,” neighbor Kara Heyward said.

Heyward told Local 10 News reporter Terrell Forney that she has two young daughters, and there are a lot of other children in the neighborhood, as well.

“Everyone has kids that play out front of here, so it’s just really too close for comfort,” she said.

Detectives believe the culprits may be juveniles.

Anyone with information about their identities is asked to call Detective Jason Wood at 954-828-5344 or Detective Elijah Thomas at 954-828-6093. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

RAW FOOTAGE: Surveillance video captures vehicle burglary in Fort Lauderdale

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