Friday, January 13, 2012
Out for Justice: Angelita Gauntlett & Courtney Lindsay
He's responsible for a brutal double murder after a house party. Cops know exactly what he looks like, but they have no idea who he is. They're hoping you can help in tonight's Out for Justice.
WSVN -- It was Thanksgiving 1989, when a party started in Miramar.
This old home video shows people relaxing and having fun.
The video also shows this guy, who sees the cameraman and shoots him a bird.
A few minutes later, police say he would shoot a gun and brutally kill two people.
Detective Joe Tomlin, Miramar Police: "The case is pretty clear as to what occured and as to who did it. The only thing we're seeking is who this person is. We have a great picture."
His street name in 1989 was Bull.
On this day, he left the party in a car to follow Angelita Gauntlett and her boyfriend Courtney Lindsay as they drove to their house.
Cecilia Best, Witness: "And the guy just kept shooting."
Cecilia Best rode home with Courtney and Angelita. She was in the back seat and saw Bull walk up and start firing.
Twenty-three years later, Cecilia is still so terrified she does not want her face shown.
Cecilia Best, Witness: "The guy kept shooting and shooting. Courtney must have tried to start shooting back. He was like, 'I'm shot, I'm shot, I'm dead.' I heard him say that."
By the time the killer ran out of bullets, Angelita and Courtney were both dead.
Terri Gauntlett, Daughter: "I heard gunshots, and I just grabbed him and got on the floor."
Angelita's daughter was sitting inside their house when the gunfire started.
Terri hid till police came and tried to shield her from the scene in the front yard.
Terri Gauntlett, Daughter: "They took me out the house, and they had like a sheet or a towel over my head, and I saw her car, and the door was open, and I knew something happened."
The teenager at the time would soon find out her mother was dead, and detectives would soon start trying to find the killer caught on camera.
Detective Joe Tomlin, Miramar Police: "He was from Jamaica and that he was involved in narcotics trafficking."
Patrick Fraser: "Why shoot Angelita and Courtney? No motive was ever clear, although Courtney was a former cop in Jamaica and Bull was an accused drug trafficker. There may have been bad blood between them. But what is clear: For 23 years, detectives have waited to put a name to Bull's face."
Detective Joe Tomlin, Miramar Police: "It's possible he's still around on our streets. We don't know, but it's also possible that he's deceased or in prison or, you know, anything else. But anything is possible."
Anything is possible. If someone decides to help, the outcome can become probable.
Terri Gauntlett, Daughter: "I know it was a long time ago, but if you know of something like that happening, it's not nothing you forget."
Since her mother was murdered, Terri has a daughter, living her life, while the search goes on for the man who ended her mother's life.
Detective Joe Tomlin, Miramar Police: "It makes me eager. Most of the cases have nothing to work with, and this one has a large piece of evidence that we can try to work with."
Look at this man. In 1989, he was called Bull. Twenty-three years later, police just want his real name, .and so do the victims' familiies.
Terri Gauntlett, Daughter: "We need closure. I don't think my mom is resting in peace, and I don't think she will until this case is closed."
The case could be closed if one person makes an anonymous phone call and puts a name with this face. If you know this guy or know where he is, give Broward Crime Stoppers a call. Also, if you worry that people have forgotten about your loved one that was murdered, give us a call, and discover how many people are still Out for Justice.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Broward Crime Stoppers: 954-493-TIPS
Out For Justice: 305-598-HELP (4357)
Miami-Dade or 954-796-HELP (4357) in Broward