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Crime Stoppers Tip Led Police to Sunrise Murder Suspect

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    Crime Stoppers Tip Led Police to Sunrise Murder Suspect
    Baijnauth Ramsaroop

    A Crime Stoppers tip led police to a man whose violent crime spree in a Sunrise neighborhood culminated in the shooting of a father of two, police said Friday.

    Doderick Woods Smith was arrested early Friday in Lauderhill after a brief foot chase, Sunrise Police said at a news conference Friday afternoon.

    Smith is facing a number of charges, including murder in the Monday shooting death of 38-year-old Baijnauth Ramsaroop, police said. It was unknown if he's hired an attorney.

    Ramsaroop's body was found in the parking lot of a shopping center at 2320 N. University Drive. Police said Smith committed the murder, an attempted murder, an aggravated assault, an attempted armed robbery and four vehicle burglaries in the area in the span of 20 minutes.

    Police said Ramsaroop may have been trying to thwart another vehicle burglary when he was shot by Smith. After shooting Ramsaroop, Smith demanded a wallet from a second victim and pulled the trigger on his gun three times but it didn't discharge, police said.

    After demanding the wallet from a third victim, Smith fled the scene, police said.

    A Crime Stoppers tip gave police Smith's name, but detectives also had a slew of evidence and helpful information, including DNA blood evidence left by Smith when he smashed the windows of the cars, video from red light cameras and nearby businesses, positive identification by the other victims, and a juvenile who witnessed the murder, officials said.

    "He was a very loving husband to me and a father, he was a hard working husband," wife Shanaz Ramsaroop said.

    Police said Smith had an active Interpol warrant for a May 2002 murder in the Bahamas. An investigation is ongoing into his immigration status, police said.

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