Tow truck driver detained in connection with fatal shooting in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Fort Lauderdale police detectives are questioning a tow truck driver who they said fatally shot a man Wednesday morning.

The shooting was reported around 10:10 a.m. in the 100 block of Carolina Avenue.

According to police, officers arrived at the scene to find a man dead.

They said the shooter, identified only as a tow truck driver, was detained for questioning and is cooperating with the investigation.

Authorities say preliminary information indicates that the tow truck driver arrived at the scene to repossess a vehicle, at which time the owner of the car confronted the driver and an altercation ensued between the two men.

No other details were immediately released.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting is asked to call the Fort Lauderdale Police Department or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.