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New Surveillance Video Shows Deadly Shooting at Ft. Lauderdale Gas Station

Fort Lauderdale police have released surveillance video from a murder that took place at a gas station on Christmas Day in hopes that the suspect can be identified.

The shooting took place at the 700 block of West Broward Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale at 5:50 p.m.

According to officials, the suspect arrived at the gas station a short time prior to the victim and waited inside his car until the victim arrived. Once the victim arrived, the suspect got out of his car at the same time as the victim and followed him into the gas station while shooting him.

The suspect then returned to his car and left the scene.

The victim, who was identified as Emmanual Watts, 44, was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Detectives are now working to identify the suspect and the passenger who left the car prior to the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call Ft. Lauderdale Police at 954-828-5344 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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