Fort Lauderdale, FL – Suspect Arrested Following Shooting at Gas Station

January 3, 2019

Fort Lauderdale, FL (January 3, 2019) – One man was arrested following a shooting that took place at a gas station in Fort Lauderdale on Christmas night this year. 46-year-old Jeffery Keith Sapp was taken into custody on New Year’s Day. Sapp was arrested at a home in Coral Springs following the shooting death of Emmanuel Watts. The incident took place at Westar Mart five blocks east of Fort Lauderdale police headquarters. Sapp had been stopped at the gas station at a pump when Watts drove up behind him at another pump. Police say that both individuals got out of their vehicles and there was a confrontation. Watts was shot multiple times as he was being chased into the gas station. Pedestrians and customers ran out of the gunfire’s line. Police say that Sapp stood over Watts for a few moments when he was lying on the floor. He then got back in his vehicle and drove away without a passenger. Watts was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and passed away while there.

Police are still not sure how Sapp and Watts knew one another, but Sapp has been charged with premeditated murder.

Fort Lauderdale Premeditated Murder Laws

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