Fort Lauderdale

Police Looking for Person of Interest in Christmas Day Gas Station Shooting in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale police have released new surveillance video from a fatal shooting that took place at a gas station on Christmas Day, in hopes that they can identify another person of interest.

Emmanuel Watts was shot multiple times when he arrived at a gas station at the 700 block of West Broward Blvd.

The suspect arrived at the gas station a short time prior to Watts and waited inside his vehicle until he arrived. A passenger of the suspect’s vehicle got out of the car before Watts arrived.

Once Watts arrived, the suspect, who was eventually arrested and identified as Jeffrey Sapp, allegedly shot him several times. Watts was taken to the hospital, where he eventually died.

Police are now trying to identify the passenger who was seen leaving Sapp’s car.

The passenger is described as a black male, approximately 45-years-old, 6 feet tall and 250 pounds with salt and pepper facial hair.

Officials say his identity is crucial to the investigation.

Anyone with information on his identity is asked to call Fort Lauderdale Police at 954-828-5344.

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