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Body pulled from Lauderdale Lakes canal identified as man wanted for deadly shooting

Police are investigating how a man wanted for a homicide in Lauderdale Lakes ended up dead in a canal.
Police are investigating how a man wanted for a homicide in Lauderdale Lakes ended up dead in a canal.

LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. – A man wanted for a recent homicide was found dead in a Broward County canal.

According to police, 23-year-old Rashad Stevenson was wanted in connection to a deadly shooting that took place Thursday night in Lauderdale Lakes.

Stevenson was found Sunday morning in a Lauderdale Lakes canal.

A resident in the 3700 block of Northwest 41st Street called authorities after discovering a body floating in the nearby canal.

Deputies and a dive team from the Broward Sheriff’s Office responded.

Stevenson was wanted for a shooting that took place shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18 on the 4200 block of Northwest 38th Terrace.

Anyone with information about either incident is urged to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.


About the Author:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.