BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Defense attorneys for three juveniles appeared in court Wednesday for a detention hearing, two days after the minors were allegedly involved in a shooting and bailout in Broward County.
According to Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Gerdy St. Louis, the suspects were involved in a shooting in Lauderdale Lakes shortly before 4 p.m. on Monday.
She said the suspects then then ran away after crashing a car they were inside in the area of Northwest 34th Avenue and Seventh Street in Lauderhill.
“It sounded like a big cannon went off, and I could tell it was a car crashing,” Ashley Battle, who lives in the area, told Local 10 News.
Authorities said the victim of the shooting suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Broward Health Medical Center for treatment. His condition has not been released.
All three suspects are facing charges of accessory to attempted murder. A fourth suspect is also being sought.
The suspects’ attorneys on Wednesday argued that their clients shouldn’t be held due to a lack of evidence and facts in the probable cause affidavit.
“My argument was that the probable cause affidavit does not contain any facts that can tell the court exactly what my client is being accused of – just his mere presence in the vehicle,” one attorney said. “So there’s not enough probable cause, in my opinion, to hold him on that charge.”
The judge agreed that their wasn’t a sufficient amount of facts in the report, but he still found probable cause to hold the suspects for the time being.