Nearly three weeks after a man was shot and killed in Oakland Park near a rapper’s music video shoot, the Broward Sheriff’s Office has released surveillance video of the car they believe was involved.
Anthony Dennis, 36, of Oviedo, and another man were shot at a gas station near the 3000 block of West Oakland Park Boulevard shortly before 8 p.m. Sept. 14. The shooting was not related to the music video, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Rising rapper Janae Wherry, known by her stage name Sexyy Red, said in an Instagram post the night of the shooting that she was filming her video nearby.
“I send my condolences to the family of the man who lost his life and prayers up for the person who was wounded,” she wrote. “But I gotta address the rumors that it happened at my video shoot.”
Deputies were in the area of the shooting at the time, responding to a disturbance call about the music video. They heard shots coming from the nearby gas station and found Dennis and the second victim there, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Dennis was pronounced dead at the scene. Paramedics took the second victim to a hospital. His identity was withheld under Marsy’s Law, a voter-approved constitutional amendment that allows crime victims to shield their identifying information from the public. His condition has not been released as of Tuesday.
Several people approached the victims before the shooting, the Sheriff’s Office said, and they fled afterward in a dark-colored car. Detectives later stopped a car matching the description of the one involved in the shooting, and the people inside bailed from the stop. They were arrested on unrelated charges.
The Sheriff’s Office has not said whether they are considered suspects in the shooting.
The Sheriff’s Office is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. Authorities ask anyone with information on the suspects or car shown in the surveillance video to call Homicide Det. John Curcio at 954-321-4212 or submit a tip through the SaferWatch app. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Broward County Crime Stoppers by calling 954-493-8477 or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.
Sun Sentinel staff writer Shira Moolten contributed to this report.