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BSO DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE FATAL POMPANO BEACH SHOOTING

BSO Case Number: PB12-03-07324
PIO Number: 12-3-31
Date: March 25, 2012
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Place of Occurrence: 3030 N.E. 2 Ave., Pompano Beach
Jurisdiction: Pompano Beach

Victim(s):

  • 1. Unidentified adult male (DECEASED)
  • 2. Pablo Arellano, 23, male Pompano Beach

Subject(s):

  • Emiliano Arellano, 37, male, Pompano Beach

Description of Incident:

A man who was acting irrationally and threatening a mother and her two small children in the front yard of their Pompano Beach home Sunday evening was shot and killed by the children’s father. Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting.

Shortly before 5:30 p.m., BSO deputies responded to 3030 N.E. 2 Ave. following a 911 call regarding a person shot. Witnesses told deputies they saw the man swinging a piece of wood at a woman and her two children shortly after they walked out the front door of their residence.

At about the same time the mother was trying to protect her 3-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter, her husband, Emiliano Arellano, drove up with his two brothers. Emiliano and his brothers tried to stop the assailant. Emiliano said the man became very agitated when he told him he was going to call the police. When the man turned his aggression toward Emiliano’s daughter, Emiliano pulled his semi-automatic handgun and fired one shot, striking the suspect in the chest. The same bullet hit Emiliano’s brother, Pablo Arellano. The unidentified suspect died at the scene. A family member drove Pablo to North Broward Medical Center for treatment. Pablo is expected to recover.

BSO homicide and crime scene detectives responded to the scene to investigate the deadly encounter. Homicide investigators interviewed everyone involved as well as witnesses while crime scene detectives documented the scene and collected evidence. Detectives also took Emiliano to the Public Safety Building for questioning and to record his statement. He was very cooperative on scene and during questioning.

Homicide detectives are still working to identify the deceased man. The investigation continues.

INVESTIGATORS: Homicide Dets. J. Kogan & J. Berrena, CID; Homicide Sgt. S. Feeley, CID
THIS REPORT BY: Veda Coleman-Wright/PIO Pompano Beach March 26, 2012 1535

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