One Man Dead After Altercation in North Lauderdale

One Man Dead After Altercation in North Lauderdale 1

By: Chris Brunner

One man is dead and deputies are searching for his assailant after an argument turned deadly in front of a North Lauderdale home.

Just before 10 p.m. August 17, deputies were dispatched to the 6200 block of  SW. 18th Court in response to an argument between two adult males that turned into a scuffle in the front yard of the home.

North Lauderdale Fire Rescue transported Winfred Avant, 53, from Margate to University Hospital & Medical Center to treat his injuries, but he was later pronounced deceased.

BSO homicide detectives are investigating the incident and are temporarily withholding the name of the second man involved. They are investigating the case as a homicide.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact BSO Homicide Detective Kevin Nitsch at 954-321-4876.  Anonymous tips can be provided through Broward Crime Stoppers by calling 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at

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