Arrests Made in Killing of Coral Springs Firefighter: Sheriff

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony announced the arrest at Thursday's funeral for 39-year-old Christopher Randazzo, sources told NBC 6

On the same day a funeral was being held for a Coral Springs firefighter who was killed while off-duty, authorities announced that at least four suspects have been identified in the case and two arrests have been made. 

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony announced the arrests at Thursday's funeral for 39-year-old Christopher Randazzo. The suspects' names and charges they face were unknown.

Tony said they've identified four suspects in the case, and at least one suspect has confessed. At least two people are in custody. 

"We have committed every single resource to bring the justice that is necessary to bring closure to this," Tony told mourners in his brief remarks. "We are not done until every single person is in our custody and served their day of justice."

The body of Randazzo, a member of the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department, was found early Saturday at the Southern Seas on the Ocean Hotel in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea after deputies responded to a medical call, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said.

Officials haven't said how Randazzo was killed, only that his death was ruled a homicide.

Randazzo had been seen leaving the Aruba Beach Cafe around 1 a.m. Saturday, officials said. Randazzo had worked at the cafe for more than 18 years before he became a firefighter.

Friends, family members and co-workers honored Randazzo with a procession Tuesday, a viewing Wednesday night and Thursday's funeral.

Randazzo attended the Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety in 2018 where he earned his firefighter certification, and earned his paramedic license the same year. He was hired by the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department in March of 2019.

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