Man gunned down in broad daylight
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Fort Lauderdale Police are searching for the gunman responsible for a taking the life of a South Florida man.
The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon at an apartment complex on the 1300 block of Northeast Fifth Avenue. Police arrived on scene to find the victim's body stripped down to his boxers on the stairs that led to the victim's second floor apartment.
Family members identified the victim as 32-year-old Brian Wynn. "This is very hard to believe it happened," said Dorothy Terrel, the victim's grandmother. "My whole thing is I wonder why, who did it, and I hope they get caught."
Investigators said, at about 3 p.m. Wynn scuffled with a group of people near a car.
As Wynn turned, witnesses said he was shot in the back. He made it as far as the stairs where he collapsed and died. "He had on no clothes, I think they robbed his clothes and took his chain or whatever. I don't know," said Lavon.
Witnesses said the gunman, along with others, got in a waiting Pontiac or Oldsmobile before the car sped off from the scene. "The car was moving 10 miles an hour, and the two people in the back seat jumped in the back seat of the car while the car was moving, and I mean they took off, blew through the stop sign and went to the left," Doug Alexander said.
A best friend spoke with the victim just before he was gunned down. "He called me up, wanted to come out and see how I was doing," Arthur Jenkins said. "We talked or whatever for a little bit, but other than that, he was all right. He said he was going to get a haircut after that, he had a haircut appointment, and that's the last time I seen him."
Wynn worked at the Olive Garden and those closest to him are convinced he was robbed. "I know for a fact, I'm like 110 percent sure, there was no motive other than them wanting to rob him for something that he had, that he worked hard for," said Chelsea Davis.
Wynn's friends and family just want to know why his life was taken. "It's a sad thing because he was his mother's only child, and he adored her and she adored him," said Terrel. "Very nice young man."
If you have any information on this crime, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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