Broward County

Fort Lauderdale police arrest man following shooting near gas station

Erik Edward Cass
Erik Edward Cass Broward Sheriff’s Office

One man shot another following an argument Monday night, according to Fort Lauderdale police. The shooting suspect, 31-year-old Erik Edward Cass, was arrested.

Cass and an unidentified man were involved in a “verbal disturbance” near a gas station at 901 W. Commercial Blvd. around 8 p.m., police said, when Cass pulled out a firearm and shot the man.

Cass ran but was later found and arrested.

He was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted Florida felon and probation violation. Cass is being held at the Browad County Main Jail on $12,500 bond.

The shooting victim was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.