Lauderdale Police Probing Early Morning Murder of Transvestite Prostitute
[FORT LAUDERDALE, FL] - A transvestite prostitute was murdered early Wednesday morning after talking with the driver of a car in the 500 block of Northwest 21st Avenue, a police spokesman said.
Timothy Broadus, 21, nicknamed "Cinnamon, was shot several times by the driver of a late-model Honda Civic or Accord around 12:30 a.m., witnesses told police.
Broadus, who was wearing womens clothes and a wig, ran a few steps before collapsing and dying in the street, said Detective Mike Reed, police spokesman.
The victim, who had a long record of arrests on drug and other charges, was known to work the area near Interstate 95 where the murder took place, Reed said.
Police are looking for a silver, gray or champagne colored Honda that may have a missing hubcap on the drivers side.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Detective Mark Breen at , Detective John Curcio at or Crime Stoppers at .