By: Bryan Boggiano
A man has been charged in the shooting on Royal Palm Boulevard and 95th Avenue that left one 18-year-old woman injured and another dead.
Rashawn Jovanny Hinds, 18, of Coral Springs, was arrested Thursday on one count of premeditated murder, one count of attempted murder, and one count of shooting into a building.
According to police, a woman who claims to be Hinds’s girlfriend went to his house with another woman. She learned that Hinds cheated on her, and she went to pick up her belongings. When she got to the bedroom, she heard a knock and witnessed Hinds get a gun and walk outside, where he began firing. Hinds’s girlfriend was shot in the arm. The woman accompanying her was fatally shot in the chest. Another bullet went through an occupied house.
Police did not release either victim’s name.
SWAT and police responded to the shooting shortly after 5 p.m. and announced a suspect was in custody around 6:30 p.m. The two women were transported to Broward Health North, where one of them succumbed to their injuries.
After the shooting, police reported that Hinds fled the scene on foot and ran into neighboring homes to avoid arrest. Police caught up to him near the 1700 block of 82nd Avenue, where he was arrested. Police also located a gun believed to be the one Hinds allegedly used near the crime scene.
Royal Palm Boulevard remained closed for about four hours after the shooting Thursday evening.
Hinds is being held in the Broward County Main Jail without bond.
This is not Hinds’s first run-in with law enforcement. On Feb. 24, Coral Springs Talk reported police arrested him on a count of driving with a suspended license. St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Officers arrested him Sunday for failure to register his vehicle. He was released Monday after posting bond.
On Twitter, Vice Mayor Joshua Simmons reacted to the violence by offering support to those impacted. He also thanked the Coral Springs Police Department for their response and for keeping people near the crime scene safe.
“Thank you to the CoralSpringsPD for protecting our residents and apprehending the suspect without incident,” he posted. “Try to get some rest tonight and enjoy the sun tomorrow morning. We are one family in this city.”
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