COOPER CITY, FL – A Broward man was arrested for shooting into an occupied vehicle and striking the driver during a neighborhood block party in Cooper City on Feb. 2.
According to the Broward’s County Sheriff’s Office, around 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Simeon Brown was driving through a neighborhood near Southwest 91st Terrace and Southwest 52nd Court in Cooper City when he approached an area in the roadway that was blocked with cones. Simeon Brown, and the driver of a friend’s vehicle that was following him, went around the cones and drove through a neighborhood block party.
As they drove through the party, a verbal dispute occurred between some of the neighbors and the individuals in both cars. As the cars were leaving the area, a neighbor kicked one of the cars. Both drivers left the area, dropped off one of the two vehicles and decided to return to the incident location.
When they returned to the area, Lorne Brown and another neighbor approached the victim’s vehicle with their firearms drawn. There was a verbal attempt to have the occupants exit the vehicle. Shortly after, Lorne Brown fired into the car and struck Simeon Brown in the arm. The car continued through the block party and hit several vehicles before coming to a stop in a resident’s yard.
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue transported Simeon Brown to the hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. Lorne Brown was transported to the Main Jail early Thursday morning. He faces charges of premeditated attempted first degree murder, two counts of shooting or throwing a missile into a vehicle and three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. The investigation is ongoing.
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