Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives investigating the death of 28-year-old Kimberlyn Clarke have identified one suspect in her homicide and are asking for the public’s help finding him.
Ronnie Lanard Tyson, 20, was identified via Crime Stoppers tips as the man on video surveillance at the Seminole Truck Stop, in the early morning hours of Sept. 20.
Clarke had been attending a Caribbean Night event at the Café 27 Tiki Bar when Tyson and another man decided to rob another attendee.
Surveillance video captured a man identified as Tyson spraying pepper spray in the attendee’s face to distract him as an accomplice yanked a medallion from his neck.
The pepper spray drifted into the large crowd, and people began to run.
As the pepper spray wafted through the crowd, Clarke, 28, struggled to breathe. She called for help, but fell, hitting her head on the rear bumper of a friend’s van.
About 20 minutes later, other party-goers realized she was unconscious and called for help.
Clarke was taken to Cleveland Clinic Florida in critical condition. The Plantation woman never regained consciousness and died Sept. 29.
BSO received multiple Crime Stoppers tips identifying Tyson and now are asking for the public’s help finding him and identifying the second suspect.
Both suspects face felony murder charges.
Tyson has a history of burglaries and resisting arrest. His last arrest was in April 2011 for robbery in Miami-Dade.
Anyone with information on Tyson’s whereabouts or the name of the second man involved in the robbery is asked to call Det. Kevin Forsberg at 954-321-4210 or Broward Crime Stoppers anonymously at 954-493-8477.