Broward County

Dead victim in overnight double shooting identified as brutal career criminal

Isac Powell was found dead Thursday morning.
Isac Powell was found dead Thursday morning.

A career criminal on probation for domestic violence and grand theft was found fatally shot on an unincorporated Broward County street Thursday

Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue found Isac Powell, 39, dead around 1:38 a.m. Thursday at 2561 Northwest Ninth Street. Another shooting victim, whose name BSO is withholding for his safety, remains alive in a Broward hospital.

Powell spent 11 months in Florida prison from 2005-2006 for cocaine possession and returned for a 22-month engagement for cocaine trafficking in 2008-2010. Since then, Powell’s received probation for cocaine possession (twice); a domestic violence episode in which the 5-8, 265-pound Powell punched the mother of his 3-year-old son to the face and head over 10 times, then strangled her (she hadn’t answered her cell phone); and grand theft of a bicycle.

Anyone with information on this shooting can contact BSO Homicide Det. Barbara Dyer at 954-321-4262; or, to remain anonymous, Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or via the website.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal