1 dead, 4 injured during 3 Christmas weekend shootings in Broward

Detectives are investigating three shootings, including a fatal shooting in Fort Lauderdale, over the Christmas weekend in Broward County.

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Detectives are searching for suspects in three shootings over the Christmas weekend in Broward County — including a man’s murder and a police-involved shooting.


One person was injured during a deputy-involved shooting on Saturday night in Fort Lauderdale.

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to arrest a suspect who shot at them and fled on Saturday night near the intersection of Northwest 31st Avenue and Northwest 19th Street.

Deputies fired back at the suspect, so the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating that shooting. One person was wounded during the shooting.


A surveillance camera captures the sound of rapid gunfire during a fatal shooting on Sunday in Broward County.

Bernie Jean, 37, a Pompano Beach resident, died on Sunday morning outside of the Take 1 Lounge, at 801 NE 62nd St. The shooter who killed him also injured a bystander and fled the crime scene.


There was also a shooting at the Shato, a downtown Fort Lauderdale nightclub, near the intersection of Southwest Second Street and Nugent Avenue. Two people were injured.

Detectives are asking anyone with video related to the fatal shooting to visit this page and submit it as evidence. They are also asking anyone with information to call Detective M. Benson at 954-828-6561 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

Monday morning report

Two men were shot at an apartment complex along North University Drive in Sunrise.

About the Authors:

Bridgette Matter joined the Local 10 News team as a reporter in July 2021. Before moving to South Florida, she began her career in South Bend, Indiana and spent six years in Jacksonville as a reporter and weekend anchor.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.