At first, police were called to shut down a noisy early-morning party. They ended up investigating a shooting that sent one man to the hospital with a life-threatening gunshot wound.
On Monday, Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested three men in connection with the shooting that had partygoers running for cover in West Park Saturday, they said.
Braxton Davis, 22, of Fort Lauderdale; Tony Hall, 26, of Hallandale Beach; and Cambrell Smart, 23, of Hollywood each face charges of attempted murder, detectives said. Davis and Smart also face charges for violation of probation as felons in possession of a weapon.
Sheriff’s deputies got a call shortly before 3 a.m. reporting a loud party at 2001 SW 48th Ave., sheriff’s spokeswoman Gina Carter said Saturday.
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Davis, Hall and Smart parked a dark-colored vehicle at the intersection of Southwest 48th Avenue and 20th Street and got out of the vehicle, police said. Smart fired one shot in the air; he and Davis then shot at the party guests. The guests dispersed when police arrived, and officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound.
The man, who was not named, was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital Saturday, where he remains in critical condition.