First-degree Attempted Murder Charges Filed Against a Tamarac Man for a Noise Complaint.
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First-degree Attempted Murder Charges Filed Against a Tamarac Man for a Noise Complaint.

A man is facing first-degree attempted murder charges for reportedly shooting a woman in the back of the head.

On August 19, the Broward Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting near the 9500 block of Northwest 72nd Court following reports of a gunshot and an injured victim.

A nearby deputy, already addressing a noise complaint, heard the gunshot and rushed to the scene to assist other deputies.

Upon arrival, deputies found a conscious but injured victim with a gunshot wound to the back of her head.

The alleged shooter, identified as Stevie Herbert, 43, of Tamarac, was present at the scene and immediately admitted to the shooting when approached by law enforcement.

Herbert was detained, and a search revealed he had a Smith & Wesson .38 Special Revolver. During questioning, Herbert claimed self-defense, stating he felt threatened and that his training instructed him to shoot to kill, not wound. He admitted to intending to kill the victim but narrowly missed his target.

Herbert holstered his firearm after the shot, and law enforcement arrived shortly afterward.

However, the victim’s account differed significantly. She explained that she had approached Herbert’s residence to address the loud music from his home. Unable to communicate due to the noise, she turned to leave but was suddenly shot in the back of the head. When she turned around, she saw Herbert holding a firearm.

Further investigation by BSO deputies found that the victim had not posed a threat to Herbert and had merely sought to address the noise disturbance caused by the loud music.

Herbert’s confession to detectives, in which he admitted to deliberately aiming and firing at the victim’s head with the intent to kill, led to upgraded charges of first-degree attempted murder.

Herbert is now in custody at the Broward County Main Jail, where he is being held without bond.


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