BSO Identifies Suspect in Jamaican Night Homicide

Authorities looking for suspects behind robbery that led to woman's death in Weston

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    Kimberlyn Clarke, 28, of Plantation died from her injuries a little more than a week after she hit her head after she was pepper-sprayed at a Weston truck stop, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. Her mother, Marjorie Crossfield, pleaded with the public to help find the person responsible for her death.

    Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a robbery suspect they say is responsible for a woman's death at a Weston truck stop last month.

    Ronnie Lanard Tyson, 20, is wanted in the death of 28-year-old Kimberlyn Clarke, the Broward Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

    Police say Tyson, of Lauderhill, was captured on video at the Seminole Truck Stop at 4690 U.S. Highway 27 the early morning hours of Sept. 20 when he and another man decided to rob an attendee of a Jamaican Night event at Cafe 27 at the truck stop.

    Surveillance video captured Tyson pepper spraying a man in his face to distract him while an accomplice tried to yank a silver chain and medallion from the man's neck, the BSO said.

    Woman Critical After Jamaican Night Robbery

    [MI] Woman Critical After Jamaican Night Robbery
    Surveillance video released by authorities after a woman was injured during a robbery at a truck stop gathering called Jamaican Night.

    The pepper spray drifted into the large crowd and people began to run. Clarke inhaled the spray and began struggling to breathe and was calling for help as she ran and fell to the ground, the BSO said.

    About 20 minutes later, attendees realized she was unconscious. Clarke was taken to a nearby hospital but never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead on Sept. 29.

    Authorities said they received multiple Crime Stoppers tips identifying Tyson as one of the suspects, the BSO said. They're asking anyone who knows his whereabouts or can identify the second suspect to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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