Man Charged With Murder in Fatal Shooting at Winn-Dixie Plaza in Dania Beach: BSO - NBC 6 South Florida

Man Charged With Murder in Fatal Shooting at Winn-Dixie Plaza in Dania Beach: BSO

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    Man Charged in Fatal Shooting at Dania Beach Winn-Dixie

    A man was charged with murder following a fatal shooting outside a Dania Beach Winn-Dixie on Monday. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015)

    A man was charged with murder following a fatal shooting outside a Dania Beach Winn-Dixie Monday night, officials said.

    It happened just after 7 p.m. Monday at the Winn-Dixie plaza in the 300 block of Dania Beach Boulevard.

    Jeffrey Collie, 71, was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder, authorities said. He remained behind bars without bond and it was unknown whether he's hired an attorney.

    During his bond court appearance Tuesday, prosecutors described Collie as the aggressor.

    Fatal Shooting at Winn-Dixie Plaza in Dania Beach

    [MI] Fatal Shooting at Winn-Dixie Plaza in Dania Beach
    The Broward Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal shooting in Dania Beach.
    (Published Monday, Sept. 7, 2015)

    His nephew, Ed Darling, said he heard differently.

    "We don't know what happened. From what we heard today, the judge saying that he was the aggressor, but we heard different stories so we really don't know," Darling said.

    Broward Sheriff's Office officials said the victim, Ellyaher Ianza, 23, was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

    According to the incident report, Collie received information from a friend that a driver may have hit his truck while it was parked at Winn-Dixie.

    Collie allegedly waited for that person to walk out of the dollar store, located in the same plaza at Winn-Dixie. As they approached the store, the report said Collie drove up in his truck, got out and confronted Ianza, who was with another person.

    The report said Collie and Ianza struggled in front of the store for about two minutes, while Ianza's friend went inside to call police.

    The fight continued outside with Collie claiming the gun misfired and hit Ianza once in the chest. Police said witness statements and surveillance video contradict his claim.

    Prosecutors believe Collie was the aggressor, first searching for Ianza at the plaza and then confronting them and shooting Ianza in the chest.

    Collie remained at the scene and waited for police. The report said Collie has a concealed weapon permit.

    Winn-Dixie released the following statement late Monday:

    "The safety of our customers and associates is always among our highest priorities and we thank the Broward County Sheriff's Office for their rapid response to this tragic incident. We are taking this matter very seriously and fully cooperating with law enforcement during their investigation."

    The shooting remains under investigation.

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