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TIP LEADS TO HIT-AND-RUN VEHICLE

UPDATE TO EARLY MORNING CRASH

PIO Number: 13-12-18A                                               BSO Case Number: LL13-12-01123

BSO Case Number: LL13-12-01123
Date: December 15, 2013
Time: 1:43 a.m.
Place of Occurrence: West Oakland Park Boulevard and State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes
Jurisdiction: Lauderdale Lakes

Victim(s):

  • Male, 28, Tamarac (name withheld pending NOK) (HOSPITALIZED)

Suspect(s):

  • Ryan Reed Kaufman, 26, male, 2101 Lowson Blvd., Delray Beach (IN CUSTODY)

Description of Incident:

BSO traffic homicide detectives have located the vehicle in connection with an early morning crash that left a 28-year-old Tamarac man in critical condition.

As a result of media broadcasts this morning describing the suspect vehicle, a tip came in that lead detectives to a Lauderhill address where the vehicle and suspect driver were located. Ryan Reed Kaufman, 26, admitted to driving the vehicle that struck the pedestrian around 1:30 a.m. Sunday on Oakland Park Boulevard, just west of State Road 7 in Lauderdale Lakes.

Kaufman does not posses a valid driver's license and is not the registered owner of the vehicle. The vehicle has damage and evidence consistent with a pedestrian crash. Kaufman will be currently held on outstanding warrants out of Palm Beach County while the BSO Traffic Homicide Unit continues the hit-and-run crash investigation.

At last word the victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of family, remains in critical condition at Broward Health Medical Center.

Anyone with information about the crash should call the BSO Traffic Homicide Unit Det. Carlos de Jesus at 954-321-4840 or Broward Crime Stoppers, at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at www.browardcrimestoppers.org.

THIS REPORT BY:
Mike Jachles/PIO
12/15/13 2100

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