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Police ID Suspects on the Run After Lauderhill Murder

Five suspects, three women and two men, are being sought in the Feb. 11 killing of 44-year-old Martin Young - also known as Emerald Sr..

Police are looking for a group of suspects in connection with the February murder of a man who was shot to death inside his Lauderhill condominium during what's believed to be a robbery gone wrong.

Five suspects, three women and two men, are being sought in the Feb. 11 killing of 44-year-old Martin Young - also known as Emerald Sr. - inside The Manors at Inverrary at 4164 Inverrary Drive.

At a news conference Wednesday, police released the identities of four of the suspects and said they're trying to identify the fifth. The four suspects are Alejandra Porras, 25; Laura Daniela Perez-Lozano, 23; Cristian David Carmona Quinonez, 18; and Juan David Uribe Carvajal AKA "Juribel", 22.

Police said authorities in Texas stopped the suspects during a traffic stop the day after the killing. The suspects, who were driving west, gave fake names but were captured on police body cameras. They were last seen in California and have altered their appearances, police said.

Police said Young met the three women in downtown Fort Lauderdale and was seen on surveillance video walking down a sidewalk with them around 4 a.m. The same women were seen with Young in surveillance footage from the elevator of his building around 6:20 a.m.

A short time later, one of the women left Young's apartment and was seen letting the two men into the building, police said.

There was a confrontation in the apartment and Young was shot and killed, police said. Moments later the suspects were captured on surveillance running down a stairwell in the building.

Police said they believe the group was robbing Young and said they may have committed similar robberies in the past.

Young was married to his wife, Nakeeha, for 17 years, and the couple had two children.

"I'm pretty sure they will do it again so I think it's very important that the public locates them and have them brought to justice because I'm certain that they will do this again," Nakeeha Young said.

A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to arrests in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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