A man was in critical but stable condition Monday after being shot on the Seminole Tribe’s reservation near Hollywood, a tribe spokesman said.
A 911 call at 8 a.m. reported an intruder in the backyard of a home on Donna Street, said Tribe spokesman Gary Bitner. The next few calls reported gunshots.
Bitner said the intruder, identified as Ricky Odel, climbed the six-foot concrete wall dividing the city of Hollywood from the reservation. He was unarmed.
He said Odel looked into the house, and Israel John, a resident of the home, shot him six times with a 40-caliber handgun. John, 26, is not a tribal member, but he lives with a member of the tribe.
After three surgeries at Memorial Regional Hospital, Odel, a 29-year-old from Fort Lauderdale, is in critical but stable condition, Bitner said.
John was arrested for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and sent to Broward County Jail.