UPDATE JANUARY 6, 2021, 5:32 PM Law Enforcement officers from multiple jurisdictions assisted in taking an escaped inmate into custody, after he led them on a vehicular pursuit. At approximately 2:51 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6, officers from the Davie Police Department located Azmi Mahmoud in the area of Griffin Road and Weston Road in the Town of Davie after an alert came in from a License Plate Reader (LPR) system in Pembroke Pines. Davie police officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop when Mahmoud fled from them in a white BMW vehicle, which was stolen out of Hollywood this morning during a carjacking.
The pursuit crossed into multiple jurisdictions, eventually crossing over into Miami-Dade County. The Miami-Dade Police Department officers along with Broward Sheriff’s Office V.I.P.E.R. (Violence Intervention Proactive Enforcement Response) unit detectives joined the pursuit to capture the fleeing fugitive.
At approximately 3:14 p.m., Mahmoud attempted to travel in the wrong direction on the roadway when his vehicle was stopped by BSO V.I.P.E.R. unit detectives by initiating the P.I.T. (Precision Immobilization Technique) maneuver. The pursuit ended near Northwest 42nd Avenue and Gratigny Parkway in Miami-Dade County where Mahmoud was taken into custody without further incident. Mahmoud will be booked at the Main Jail for escape and fleeing and eluding law enforcement officers. Additional charges are expected.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Broward Sheriff’s Office fugitive unit detectives are searching for an inmate who walked away from a health center Tuesday evening in Fort Lauderdale. Broward Sheriff’s detention deputies transferred the inmate, Azmi Mahmoud, 46, from the Main Jail to the Henderson Behavioral Health facility earlier today, per court order.
Deputies were notified at approximately 6:30 p.m. Mahmoud left the facility undetected in an unknown direction at approximately 5:45 p.m. Mahmoud was arrested by Broward Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 21, 2020, and was being held without bond for violation of probation on charges including battery on a person 65 years old or older, grand theft, possession of cocaine and several other charges.
Mahmoud is a 46-year-old Middle Eastern male, about 6’2” tall, approximately 250 lbs. with medium length black and grey hair and tattoos on both forearms (left Forearm NY brooklyn liberty statue, right Forearm skeleton and “latiha” “forever father 7904). Mahmoud was last seen wearing his tan jail uniform with socks and flip flops.
Anyone with information on Azmi Mahmoud’s whereabouts is urged not to approach him; instead, call 911 to report his location.