He was already on his way to murder someone, deputies said, but a fit of rage raised the death toll to two.
Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Pompano Beach’s Clarck Paul, 28, on Saturday and charged him with the murder of two men. Officials said the two shootings were 35 minutes apart.
The first shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. Friday night, deputies said. They arrived to find Carlos Javier Francisco Senluis, 25, bleeding in his red 2010 Nissan. His passenger was OK. Senluis died at Broward Health North that night.
Paul was provoked to shoot the stranger when the headlights of Senluis’ car, headed north along Southwest 11th Avenue near Southwest 14 Street, shone too brightly in his eyes. So, deputies said, he shot him.
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While the crime scene was still fresh, deputies said, Paul made his way to his intended target, Lamont Smalls, 22. Smalls, a witness in an ongoing attempted murder investigation in which Paul is a person of interest, was sitting outside his home when he was shot.
Smalls died at Broward Health Medical Center.