FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in South Florida searched Tuesday for a suspect believed responsible for three armed carjackings and the shooting of two people, one fatally.
Fort Lauderdale police spokeswoman DeAnna Greenlaw said the victims, a man and a woman, were shot multiple times in a car outside an insurance office in Hallandale Beach. The FBI later said the man had died. Their identities were not immediately released.
The FBI identified the suspect as 35-year-old Gregory B. "Pop" Moore and said he should be considered armed and dangerous.
According to an FBI timeline, after the shooting, Moore unsuccessfully tried to carjack two vehicles and finally succeeded in commandeering a silver Mercedes-Benz. Moore drove that car north on Interstate 95, crashing near downtown Fort Lauderdale and running away on foot, officials said.
At least four schools were locked down for several hours and traffic was snarled on the busy interstate while authorities searched the area.
The crime spree began shortly before 8 a.m. in Sunrise, where a woman and her son in a Suzuki were ordered to drive to I-95, where they were released unharmed.
Authorities say Moore then drove that vehicle south to Dania Beach and committed a second carjacking of a Chevrolet Silverado, followed by the shooting and the third carjacking.
The woman, who was in critical condition at a local hospital, was believed by police to be the suspect's ex-girlfriend.