Pompano Beach community holds meeting to end gun violence after 2 killed in store shooting

Pompano Beach community leaders are coming together Thursday to prevent gun violence in Pompano Beach

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – The Pompano Beach community came together for a meeting Thursday in hopes of putting an end to gun violence.

City commissioners brought the meeting together after a 30-year-old woman who was pregnant and a 35-year-old father, who didn’t know each other, were shot and killed last month while they were both at a store in Broward County.

The shooter killed Delana James and Dayvon Johnson at about 9 p.m. on Feb 26., outside of a convenience store at 401 NW 27 Ave., in Pompano Beach, according to Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives.

On Thursday, Pompano Beach City Commissioner Beverly Perkins said she is hoping to put an end to gun violence by having the community work with the Broward County Sheriff’s office.

“This is not the first drive-by shooting in Pompano Beach,” she said. “My job is to make sure the community gets involved so that we can work with BSO to resolve some of these shootings.”

Perkins called on BSO to step it up in the way of patrols and community policing.

“I would love to see BSO connect with the community more,” she said. “I think when people know police they will talk. I need BSO to step it up and I need the community to step us as well.”

A Pompano Beach resident informed Local 10 News reporter Alex Finnie that the community is holding another meeting in April to help stop the violence.

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Alex Finnie joined the Local 10 News team in May 2018. South Florida is home! She was raised in Miami and attended the Cushman School and New World School of the Arts for high school.