Man Shot, Killed During Home Showing
March 2, 2015
A real estate agent was showing a married couple a home for-sale just outside of Fort Lauderdale, when a gunman barged in and shot and killed the husband before fleeing, police report.
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The real estate agent was showing the couple the newly renovated house at 10 a.m. last Thursday.
"I was just showing the house, and my buyer was killed," real estate professional Thomas Dwyer told reporters. "He just came into the house and started firing."
The victim, identified as Kenol Jean, 51, of Pompano Beach, Fla., was rushed to the hospital, where he was then pronounced dead.
Police believe robbery was likely a motive in the shooting. A neighbor told Local 10 News in Miami that he saw a man get out of a Pontiac Grand Am car in front of the house as the couple had been looking at it with their agent. The man entered the home and allegedly stole a gold chain from the husband, before shooting him and then fleeing, according to the witness.
Broward Sheriff spokeswoman Dani Moschella says police continue to be on the lookout for a suspect, who has been described as a man in his mid-50s with salt and pepper hair and beard, as well as the driver of the Pontiac Grand Am.
The home the couple was touring had just been listed for-sale three days prior. The owners, Angela and Clive Williams, said the property was an investment home for them and the home had just recently been completely remodeled.
"It's just a nightmare," Angela Williams told reporters. "I'm so, so sad. You wouldn't want that to happen to anybody, to lose a life for no reason. … It's disgusting that we have people around like this, waiting to pounce on innocent, hardworking people. Words cannot express how I feel."
Source: “Victim Identified in House Showing Killing,” Sun Sentinel (Feb. 27, 2015) and “Prospective Home Buyer Shot, Killed at Fort Lauderdale House,” Local 10 News (Miami) (Feb. 27, 2015)
Updated: November 25, 2020