Broward Sheriffs Office

BSO Arrests Suspect in Shooting of Navy Sailor

A suspect has been arrested in the shooting of a U.S. Navy sailor who tried to break up a fight on Thanksgiving in front of his two young daughters.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office said Terrance Jolly, 24, was the gunman in the Thanksgiving night shooting that left Anthon Adams critically wounded. Deputies said Adams was visiting the area for the holiday.

Adams, deputies said, was standing outside his mother’s home with his brother Andrew as the children played. Both brothers were approached by a group of men, and a fight ensued with Andrew Adams.

The BSO said Anthon was trying to stop the fight and get the kids out of the way when Jolly allegedly pulled a gun and fired several shots. Three bullets hit Anthon, and he was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Detectives had previously announced they were looking for Andrew Simmons, 26, for his role in the shooting. The BSO said Wednesday that Simmons was at the scene but was not the triggerman in the shooting.

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