Man fatally shot after climbing through window of home in Lauderhill, police say

Another man, woman were inside home when the incident occurred

A man was shot and killed after police say he climbed through the window of a Lauderhill home

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – A man was fatally shot late Sunday night after breaking into a home in Lauderhill, authorities said.

The shooting was reported shortly after 11 p.m. in the 5900 block of Northwest 23rd Street.

According to Lauderhill police Maj. Mike Santiago, a man at the scene told officers that he was inside the home with a woman when another man climbed through a window.

Santiago said the man who climbed through the window then pulled out a gun and an exchange of gunfire ensued.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Friends of the man who was killed spoke to Local 10′s Ian Margol and said he wasn’t an intruder. They said he was dropping his children off with their mother because he had them for the weekend. The plan was for the mother to take them back on Sunday night. But when she didn’t answer the door, he went around to a window in the back yard and that’s when the shooting started.

On Monday, Sky 10 was over the home after the sun came up and detectives could be seen standing in the yard.

People living in the neighborhood were upset to hear about what happened.

“I was trying to go to work and I was devastate. When I came out I was like ‘what,?!’ and I see the lady all of the time so I’m still like, I still don’t know what’s going on,” said Wiz, a neighbor.

Authorities said the man and woman who were inside the home have been cooperating their the investigation.

No arrests have been made.


About the Authors:

Amanda Batchelor is the Digital Executive Producer for Local10.com.

Ian Margol joined the Local 10 News team in July 2016 as a general assignment reporter. Born in Miami Beach and raised in Broward County, Ian is thrilled to be back home in South Florida.