Lexus owner shot dead in repair dispute
The mechanic settled the dispute with a bullet, deputies say.
The 28-year-old owner of a Lexus argued Friday with the owner of a Pompano Beach autorepair shop, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
Witnesses told deputies that while arguing about repairs to the 2004 Lexus IS 300, William Mann pulled a gun and shot the vehicle’s owner once, said Joy Oglesby, a BSO spokeswoman.
Richard Buchanan, of North Lauderdale, died at Broward Health North, Oglesby said.
Mann, 52, of Coral Springs, remained at the scene, 2100 N. Powerline Road, she said.
The details of the disputewere not disclosed. .
Investigators urge anyonewithadditional information about the shooting to contact Detective Walt Foster at 954-321-4219. Anonymous tips can be made to Broward Crime Stoppers at 54-493-8477 or online at www.browardcrimestoppers.
WIMAUMA A man riding a motorcycle hit an alligator thatwas crossing a rural Florida road, throwing him from his bike.
The Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release that 27-year-old Calun Nelson was riding his motorcycle south of Tampa early Friday when he saw the more than 10-foot alligator crossing the road in front of him.
Troopers say Nelson was taken to a Tampa hospital with serious injuries.
Television station WFLA reports an alligator trapper was called to retrieve the gator’s body.