BSO: Couple arrested in connection with shooting, robbery in North Lauderdale

Daniel Gray, 20, of Plantation, and Neki Lys, 18, of North Lauderdale were arrested in connection with a shooting, robbery in North Lauderdale. (Broward Sheriff's Office)

NORTH LAUDERDALE,Fla. – Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested a couple in connection with a robbery and shooting that occurred in North Lauderdale on Tuesday.

According to investigators, BSO deputies received reports of a shooting around 3:10 p.m. in the 4000 block of Bailey Road.

Daniel Gray, 20, of Plantation, and his girlfriend, Neki Lys, 18, of North Lauderdale, met with the victim and a juvenile male shortly for “a transaction,” according to BSO.

Authorities said the victim got into a car that was driven by Lys when Gray shot him.

North Lauderdale Fire Rescue and Tamarac Fire Rescue were at the scene and airlifted the victim to a nearby hospital.

Authorities said the victim remains in critical condition.

After the shooting, deputies said Gray and Lys fled in the car.

Detectives said Lys later reported the car as stolen to Boca Raton police on Tuesday.

According to BSO, Lys made the false report “in an attempt to conceal the earlier violent crime.”

Investigators said Lys was arrested Wednesday and is currently being held in jail in Palm Beach County.

BSO deputies arrested Gray on Thursday in Miramar and transported him to the Broward Main Jail.

He is facing charges of attempted first-degree murder, robbery with a firearm and violating probation.

Authorities have not revealed the charges that Lys is facing.

The investigation is ongoing.

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