Man accused of shooting former co-worker to death outside Miramar business

After a shooting in broad daylight outside of a Miramar furniture store late last month that killed one employee and injured another, a former employee of the business is accused of being the gunman.

Darryle Durrell Everett, 37, of Hialeah, was arrested Monday on one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempted felony murder, Broward jail records and court records show.

He is accused of shooting to death Devon Blake, 58, of Davie, according to a probable cause affidavit. Blake had been shot more than 20 times. The second man who was injured was grazed by a bullet in his leg.

Blake is identified in the affidavit only by his initials, but police publicly identified him after the shooting.

Miramar Police were called to Coaster Furniture, located in a business complex in the 10700 block of Enterprise Way, about 10:40 a.m. June 25, the affidavit said. Callers said they heard numerous gunshots.

Both of the men injured were employees. The gunman arrived wearing a mask completely covering his face and sunglasses and fled after the shooting, Det. Yessenia Diaz, a spokesperson for Miramar Police, previously told the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Police search for gunman who killed 1 man, injured another outside Miramar business

Early in the investigation, the hiring manager of a company that provides hiring services for the furniture business gave detectives information on the two victims and said that Everett had been romantically involved with an employee, the affidavit said. Everett had been “relieved of his position” in May.

A witness to the shooting told detectives he walked out to a food truck that regularly parks outside the furniture store shortly before 10:40 a.m. and saw a man wearing a neon orange shirt, a black hat, black sunglasses and a black mask walking toward the food truck, the affidavit said. The witness thought the man was a landscaper based on his clothes.

The man in the mask then put his finger to his lips, motioning for the witness to be quiet. The witness saw a gun in a holster on the man’s waist, the affidavit said, and the gunman then shot Blake in the back of the head, then several more times once he fell to the ground.

The witness saw a woman who worked with them take Blake’s cellphone from his pocket after the shooting, according to the affidavit. Detectives interviewed the woman, whose name is redacted in the affidavit, and she said she and Everett had recently ended their relationship.

She met with Everett in a public place several days earlier to talk, and Blake was with her, the woman told detectives, according to the affidavit said. Everett asked her if she was romantically involved with Blake, and she told him they were just friends. At some point separately, Everett had also asked Blake if he was involved with the woman.

Detectives after learning of Everett’s connection with Blake searched for his information in a law enforcement database and Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies began surveilling his home, according to the affidavit. Shortly before 1 p.m. that day, they saw Everett arrive in his white 2015 BMW.

A license-plate recognition camera flagged the BMW in the 6100 block of Miramar Parkway later that day, and BSO detectives pulled him over about 20 minutes later. Everett agreed to talk with Miramar Police detectives.

Everett told he formerly worked at the business and had a relationship with the woman employee, according to the affidavit. He said he was nowhere near the area of the shooting that day, and he did not mention any problems between him and Blake.

Before the murder, Everett allegedly went to a Walmart in Hialeah in the BMW and was seen on surveillance video with his face covered paying for a neon orange shirt and a dark camouflaged baseball hat, according to the affidavit.

He then went to a gas station in Hialeah and was seen on video without any face covering, wearing the same clothes he was seen wearing in Walmart. On July 4, the hiring manager detectives interviewed earlier identified Everett in the video from the gas station.

Surveillance video in the area of the murder showed Everett walking through the parking lot in between the complex where the furniture store is and another business and walk by the food truck shortly after 10:30 a.m., wearing the orange shirt bought at Walmart, the affidavit said. The video showed him running away at 10:41 a.m. through the same parking lot.

Cellphone records show Everett’s phone was placed on airplane mode between 10:12 a.m. and just before 11 a.m., and surveillance cameras from businesses near the shooting scene showed the white BMW quickly driving east with its license plate removed, according to the affidavit.

Everett was being held in the Broward Main Jail without bond. Attorney information was not available as of Tuesday afternoon.

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