LAUDERDALE LAKES, FL – Broward Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit detectives arrested two people in connection with a shooting that left one man dead inside a car in Lauderdale Lakes. According to investigators, at approximately 9:28 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, Broward Regional Communications received reports of a possible shooting at the Pacific Points apartments in Lauderdale Lakes.
Broward Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene in the 3600 block of North Pacific Coast Circle where they found an unresponsive adult male in the front driver’s seat of a grey Mercedes Benz. The victim had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue pronounced the victim, later identified as Emmanuel Antonio Tinoco, 29, of Miami, deceased on scene.
Through investigative methods, detectives were able to link Alexis Lynn Rupert, 21, and Neal Rice, 41, to the homicide and determined they had both fled to the Austin, Texas area. An arrest warrant was acquired and the two were taken into custody.
On July 2, Rupert was extradited to Broward County. Shortly after, on July 6, Rice was also extradited. The two suspects were booked into the Broward Sheriff’s Office Main Jail where both face one count of first-degree murder. The investigation continues.