Man shot at during domestic dispute in Fort Lauderdale, police say

Jordan Avila, 25, He faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm in public, investigators say.
Jordan Avila, 25, He faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm in public, investigators say. (Broward corrections photo)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – One man was shot at and another was taken into custody Tuesday morning following a domestic dispute in Fort Lauderdale, authorities confirmed.

A Local 10 News crew was in the area of Northeast 18th Avenue near 59th Street as officers were seen going in and out of two homes that were blocked off with police tape.

Fort Lauderdale police Sgt. DeAnna Greenlaw, who is also a spokeswoman for the department, said no one was injured during the shooting.

She said the suspected gunman was arrested and later Tuesday identified him as Jordan Avila, 25.

Avila faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm in public, Greenlaw said.

“Avila and another adult male were engaged in a verbal disturbance outside their residence, when Avila discharged a firearm into the direction of the victim,” Greenlaw said in an email. “Officers arrived on scene and located a single casing on the sidewalk directly in front of the suspect’s apartment. FLPD SWAT operators and Hostage Negotiators responded to the location in an attempt to make contact with the suspect who was believed to be armed and barricaded inside his residence.

“After several attempts, one of the occupants (adult male) exited the apartment, and the suspect and another adult remained inside refusing to exit the premises. FLPD SWAT operators deployed a single chemical canister and the suspect and the other occupant (adult female) exited the apartment. Officers and detectives on scene spoke to several witnesses who provided the above observations and positively identified Avila as the suspect who discharged a firearm.”

Avila remains in the Broward Main Jail as the investigation continues.


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