Man shot and killed after leaving Fort Lauderdale nightclub


Police are investigating the shooting death of a Deerfield Beach man shortly after leaving a Fort Lauderdale night club early Sunday.

The incident began around 4:30 a.m. when officers in the area of West Broward Boulevard and Florida Avenue heard gunshots. As they investigated, they spotted a black 2006 BMW speeding east on West Broward Boulevard without its headlights on and pulled it over.

Inside they found the body of Corey Pratter, 26, who had been shot multiple times. After the shooting, Pratter’s friends tried to rush him to the hospital when they were pulled over by the police.

Pratter’s friends told the police he had left a nearby club to hang out with then on the 100 block of Florida Avenue. While there, he was approached by an armed man who shot him several times before taking off.

Pratter’s friends said they did not know the suspect.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Fort Lauderdale homicide De. Jack DiCristofalo at 954-828-6096.

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