Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are investigating a shooting that left a man dead in North Lauderdale following an early morning break-in.
Just before 2:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30, Broward Regional Communications received a call regarding a burglary in progress at 8020 S.W. Fifth St. in North Lauderdale. BSO deputies responded. Preliminary investigation revealed that Millard Thompson broke into the home, and a resident inside the home, Derrick Morgan, armed himself with a gun and shot Thompson. North Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced Thompson deceased. Witnesses told detectives that Thompson was armed with a gun at the time of the shooting, and detectives recovered a gun at the scene that is believed to belong to Thompson.
BSO homicide detectives and crime scene investigators responded to the scene, and the case is being forwarded to the Broward County State Attorney’s Office to determine if charges will be filed.