Florida carjacker grabs 3 cars, fatally shoots 1

Author: Associated Press
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – A man with a lengthy prison record is wanted for three armed carjackings around South Florida Tuesday in which one person was shot to death, authorities said.

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 said the man died. Their identities were not immediately released. The woman, who was in critical condition at a local hospital, was believed by police to be the suspect’s ex-girlfriend.

The FBI identified the suspect as 35-year-old Gregory B. “Pop” Moore and said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

State Corrections Department records show he has been in and out of prison since 1997, with convictions for robbery, battery, burglary and cocaine possession. He was just charged Monday with being felon in possession of a weapon, Broward court records show.

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 ran away, officials said.

At least four schools were locked down for several hours before the children were allowed to go home, 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.

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