The suspect wanted for shooting at a Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested late Wednesday night.
Johny Dabrezil turned himself in to BSO’s Violence Intervention Proactive Enforcement Response (VIPER) detectives at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday night, and remains in custody at the Broward County Main Jail. He faces charges of attempted felony murder, discharge of a weapon into a dwelling/vehicle, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and fleeing and eluding.
At approximately 4:01 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, a BSO deputy was conducting a routine patrol, in an unmarked vehicle near the Savage Beauty Supply located at 5716 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd. in West Park. While in the area, the deputy observed a suspicious 2019 white Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 pull into the rear parking lot of the business.
As the deputy approached the vehicle to investigate, the suspect, later identified as Dabrezil, exited the driver’s seat of the Mercedes-Benz and fired a single shot at the deputy, missing the deputy and his BSO vehicle. Dabrezil then got back in his vehicle and fled the scene with a juvenile passenger.
The deputy immediately activated his lights and sirens and pursued the suspect into the city of Hollywood, losing sight of the Mercedes-Benz near the 5700 block of Dewey Street. The vehicle was located by Hollywood Police officers in the rear parking lot of Executive Towing and Recovery, 5900 Dewey Street in Hollywood. Dabrezil, who fled the scene on foot, was not located. The juvenile passenger was later located and released.
Dets. D. Diaz & M. Cowart, VCU
Sgt. M. Wagener, VCU
THIS REPORT BY:
Gerdy St. Louis/PIO
West Park; HWPD