Broward County

Man charged with killing prospective home-buyer near Fort Lauderdale

Israel Brown
Israel Brown Broward Sheriff’s Office

A 51-year-old man was arrested and charged with killing a prospective home-buyer near Fort Lauderdale last week, the Broward Sheriff's Office announced Thursday.

Kenol Jean, 51, was shot dead. His wife and real estate agent witnessed the shooting.

Vincent Reniard Stanley, of Lauderhill, faces one charge of first-degree murder.

Israel Brown, 48, of Fort Lauderdale, was arrested March 2 on charges of accessory after the fact to murder and led detectives to Stanley, according to the sheriff’s office.

On Feb. 26, Jean and his wife met a real estate agent at the newly renovated house, 2729 NW Sixth Ct., at 10 a.m.

Once they were inside, a man, now identified as Stanley, went in through an open door intent on robbing Jean, detectives said.

Detectives soon released surveillance video taken outside of the house that showed the suspect talking to someone driving a white Pontiac Grand Am.

Detectives later found the vehicle, which had a stolen tag, and its driver, Brown.

Brown led them to Stanley, who was arrested March 4.

Brown is being held on a $15,000 bond, and Stanley is being held without bond.