A young man shot at killed at a Pembroke Pines apartment complex was nervous before the shooting, telling family members he had been followed after leaving work, according to news reports.
The shooting happened about 1 a.m. Tuesday at the Bella Grande community in the 10300 block of Northwest Eighth Street, according to Pembroke Pines police.
Police have not released the name of the 23-year-old man killed by multiple gunshot wounds, but family members identified him as Kadeem Smith.
James Smith, in town from Tampa to visit his son, told WTVJ-Ch. 6 that Kadeem was concerned after leaving his job at an area restaurant.
“I just know he came home from work, said someone was following him,” the elder Smith said.
According to his family, Smith enlisted in the Army shortly after graduating from high school but was discharged early because of an injury.
Keith Winn told WFOR-Ch.4 that shortly before the shooting his brother was very concerned that he had been followed to their mother’s apartment after leaving his job.
“He was panicking. He was very afraid,” Winn told the station.
Winn said he was in bed when he heard his brother walk onto the outside porch and heard gunshots a short time later.
According to WFOR, Smith’s mother found her son’s lifeless body.
“Kadeem had a great soul,” she told the station. “I felt he was hunted down and killed,” she said.