HOMICIDE SUSPECT OPENS FIRE ON LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
- BSO Case Number: 12-1308-003183
- PIO Number: 13-8-32
- Date: August 28, 2013
- Time: 12:22 a.m.
- Place of Occurrence: 1595 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park
- Jurisdiction: Oakland Park
- 1. Daniel Forrest, 21, male, at large
- 2. State of Florida
- 1. Henry Kiner III, 27, 4/12/86, male, 5405 N.W. 24 St., Lauderhill (DECEASED)
- 2. Junior Fletcher, 28, 12/5/85, 812 Pennsylvania Ave., Ft. Lauderdale (IN CUSTODY on unrelated charges)
Description of Incident:
Law enforcement officers from three agencies were met with shotgun fire Wednesday while searching for a murder suspect in Oakland Park.
The shooting occurred shortly after midnight in the 1500 block of West Oakland Park Boulevard. BSO's Fugitive/SWAT team, Fort Lauderdale police officers and US Marshals were trying to apprehend Henry Kiner III, who was wanted for a Ft. Lauderdale homicide. Law enforcement approached a man inside a black pickup as he started to pull out of the Days Inn parking lot. As they approached the driver, who was later identified as Junior Fletcher, one of Kiner’s associates, they found themselves under fire. Kiner had emerged from room #212 and was shooting at deputies and officers from the second floor of the hotel. Kiner’s gunfire was returned, and he died at the scene. No law enforcement officers were hit.
A BSO deputy was transported to Broward Health Medical Center after injuring his arm. He was not shot and was treated and released. Daniel Forrest, who was staying in room #214 and was not involved in the incident, was shot by Kiner or law enforcement officers. He suffered a non life-threatening injury. No other injuries were reported. Oakland Park Boulevard west of Interstate-95 at the CSX railroad tracks to Northwest 31 Avenue remained closed until just before 11 a.m.
FLPD obtained a warrant for Kiner’s arrest for a homicide that occurred on August 11, 2013. Investigators said after that murder, Kiner’s mom recounted a conversation about two weeks ago where he told her, “I’m never going back to prison.” According to detectives, just last night, Kiner told Fletcher, “This is the last time you’re going to see me.”
Kiner was released from prison August 2011 after serving a sentence for a 2006 armed robbery. Fletcher was arrested on unrelated charges for possession of narcotics. He was also released August 2011from prison, where he had been incarcerated since the age of 16 for robbery.
Per BSO policy, homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Six deputies have been placed on administrative assignment. A Fort Lauderdale police officer also fired his gun. No US Marshals fired their weapons.
FLPD is handling the homicide investigation. BSO is investigating the deputy/officer-involved shooting.
- INVESTIGATORS: Homicide Sgt. D. Ellwood, CID; Homicide Det. E. Torres, CID; BSO Fugitive/SWAT, BSO Oakland Park District, Fort Lauderdale PD, US Marshals
- THIS REPORT BY: Veda Coleman-Wright/PIO 8/28/13 1740