Police believe a man died from injuries received in a possible I-95 shooting in the early morning hours of February 7, 2018, in Boca Raton, Florida.
The fatal I-95 shooting occurred at about 4:30 a.m. on February 7, 2018. A Florida Highway Patrol trooper working at a nighttime construction job heard a crash near an exit.
The unnamed victim’s black sports car had hit a safety barrel and slid into a side median. The trooper found the man bleeding inside the car.
The victim was rushed to Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach by Boca Raton Fire Rescue, where he was pronounced dead.
Mark Economou, a spokesperson for the Boca Raton Police Services Department, said, “He wasn’t traveling at a high rate of speed. There wasn’t any damage to the car… We do know the individual was shot in the vehicle and where that took place, we don’t know.”
Economou said police know who the man is and that he is from the Boca Raton area. They won’t release anymore information on the deceased until they contact the man’s family.
I-95 Shooting Declared “Suspicious”
As for a motive, police are not ready to say the I-95 shooting was a homicide, as opposed to a suicide. But Economou did call the shooting “suspicious.”
“We don’t know where he was shot. We believe he was shot on I-95. We don’t know by who at this point. We don’t know where he was coming from,” Economou said.
“Part of that investigation is to find out where he was coming from, who he may have encountered there or along the way, and where the shooting actually took place.”
Investigators searched the interstate for shell casings and other evidence. This caused major backups in the southbound lanes of the I-95 from Linton Boulevard to Yamato Road until shortly after 8:30 a.m.