Broward County

Man shot dead at Pompano Beach Taco Bell

A man who police say was attempting an armed robbery was shot dead in a Pompano Beach Taco Bell parking lot Tuesday.

Investigators said 21-year-old Rontavis Holton confronted Ronald Farmer, 37, just after 6 p.m. in the restaurant parking lot near West Atlantic Boulevard and Northwest 6th Avenue.

Holton, wearing a ski mask and sunglasses, told Farmer to pull down his pants during the attempted robbery.

Detectives said Farmer was able to reach for his own gun and shoot Holton. Holton was rushed to the hospital where he died.

Farmer was questioned by police, but no charges were filed as of late Tuesday.

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