Fort Lauderdale

Suspect Arrested After Man Shot and Killed in Car in Fort Lauderdale

Michael Watts, 20, facing murder charge in killing of 21-year-old Vincent Valentine

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A man was gunned down inside a car in broad daylight in Fort Lauderdale, and now police say a man has been arrested in connection with the shooting.

The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. Monday at 751 Northwest 22nd Road, Fort Lauderdale Police officials said.

According to police, 21-year-old Vincent Valentine was sitting in his car when he was approached by the suspect, 20-year-old Michael Watts, who pulled out a gun and shot Valentine multiple times.

Fort Lauderdale Police
Vincent Valentine

Police received a ShotSpotter alert and responded to the area, where they found Valentine suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to Broward Health Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

Watts was taken into custody in Palm Beach County on Tuesday and is now facing a murder charge, police said. Attorney information wasn't available.

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