Man killed in home invasion robbery identified

Children home during Inverrary Village robbery

LAUDERHILL, Fla. - Police identified the man killed during a home invasion robbery in Lauderhill.

According to investigators, just after 2 a.m. Wednesday, gunfire erupted in an apartment filled with people. Robert Mitchell, 35, was shot several times and transported to the hospital.

"When the officers arrived, they did find the door to the apartment ajar," said Capt. Constance Stanley with the Lauderhill Police Department. "Once inside, they did observe a male who was shot multiple times. He was transported to Broward General hospital where he was pronounced deceased."

Police found Mitchell at 2941 Northwest 56th Avenue, inside apartment #D-1. After the shooting, police set up a mobile command unit at the Inverrary Village apartments to process the crime scene.

Besides Mitchell, police say there were two women and two young children inside the home during the home invasion and shooting.

"We possibly do have witnesses to the incident but we're still investigating and taking statements," said Stanley.

Everyone who was in the apartment at the time of the shooting was interviewed by detectives.

Stanley says Mitchell did live in the apartment. It was unclear if anything was stolen.

Lauderhill police say two suspects ran from the scene. 

Anyone with information is urged to call the Lauderhill Police Department.

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