Man Working on Disabled Car Shot and Killed in Fort Lauderdale

The partner of the victim shot dead in Fort Lauderdale over the weekend is asking the community to help in identifying the suspect. NBC 6's Jamie Guirola reports.

(Published Monday, Oct. 23, 2017)

Police are searching for a suspect who shot and killed a man who was working on a disabled car outside a Fort Lauderdale store over the weekend.

The victim was working on the car outside the Midway Food Store at 110 Northwest 11th Avenue just before 1 a.m. Saturday when the suspect walked up and shot him, Fort Lauderdale Police said.

Police are searching for a suspect in the killing of John Jackson, who was shot and killed outside the Midway Food Store in Fort Lauderdale.

(Published Monday, Oct. 23, 2017)

Police said the victim, 50-year-old John Jackson, was taken to Broward Health Medical Center where he later died. Police didn't give a possible motive for the shooting.

Faith Patterson, Jackson's partner of 10 years, said the suspect did a "cowardly act."

"Shot him in the head from the back. I'm just asking for the community to please help me find his killer so that I can be at ease and rest," Patterson said.

Surveillance video released by police showed the suspect, who was described as a black male, between 30 to 35 years old, with a medium build and a full beard.

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Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

Patterson said Jackson "never bothered anybody." She is still haunted by her last memory of him

"He came in the house and I told him: 'Stay in the house. Don't go back out.' But he insisted on going back out and I never did see him anymore until somebody came knocking on the door and told me to come to midway. He had got shot," Patterson said.