Two CVS pharmacy locations in South Florida turn into crime scenes

Two CVS pharmacy locations in South Florida turned into crime scenes this week. 

Detectives in Miami-Dade and Broward counties were investigating the two unrelated shootings. One man was wounded in Perrine Tuesday and another man died in Davie Wednesday. 

The motive for the shooting in Davie appeared to be a conflict between two customers. The shooting in Miami-Dade was related to an attempted armed robbery. 

As prescription drug abuse continues, retail pharmacies nationwide are increasingly turning into crime scenes, according to the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, which offers some prevention tips.

 

DAVIE CRIME SCENE

A man died after an argument turned into a shooting at a CVS pharmacy in Davie Wednesday, according to The Davie Police Department. 

Davie Police Major Dale Engle said the shooter was in custody. Witnesses said the drugstore at 4610 S. University Drive was busy about 1 p.m. when two customers started to argue. 

Doctors at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood pronounced the man dead. 

Detectives were asking anyone with information to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

MIAMI-DADE CRIME SCENE

An off-duty investigator with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office wounded an armed robber targeting a CVS pharmacy in Southwest Miami-Dade's Perrine neighborhood. 

The armed robber walked into the drugstore about 7:30 p.m., according to Miami-Dade Detective Argemis Colome. The investigator was there as a customer when he spotted the armed robber and shot him in the leg. 

Surveillance video shows the suspected robber running through the parking lot before arriving at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where police officers arrested him. 

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