CORAL DOCKS, FLA. (WSVN) – As authorities continue to uncover more details about a violent crime spree that left a baby and two others dead in Broward County, a Coral Springs resident opens up about the possible suspect in the case.
Investigators believe the trail of chaos began Friday at an apartment complex located in the 4100 block of Northwest 88th Avenue. It was here, they said, that the man responsible killed a woman and seriously injured her baby.
Detectives have yet to identify the killer, but court records show Dale Spidle, 35, who resides at the complex, was booked into the Broward County Jail and faces charges of murder, robbery and fleeing the scenes of a crime. multiple accidents.
On Saturday afternoon, neighbor Diane Hirschfield said Spidle lives in the same complex.
“I feel really bad for him because his life is over, but I feel really bad for the couple who would lose a child, a baby,” she said.
Police said the rampage that followed Friday afternoon resulted in three separate crashes.
Around 2 pm, first responders arrived at the scene of a hit-and-run along the 8100 block of Wiles Road in Coral Springs.
Surveillance video from a nearby gas station captured the Kia that detectives say the suspect was driving when he caused a hit-and-run chain reaction accident.
“The officer initially made contact with that driver, who then ended up fleeing that scene,” Coral Springs Deputy Police Chief Brad McKeone said.
Shortly afterward, police said, the driver of the Kia was involved in a four-car crash near Powerline and Sample highways in Coconut Creek.
It was at this scene where, detectives said, the driver of the Kia fatally shot someone, got into a white pickup truck, possibly the victim’s, and fled again.
Police, the third accident took place near a Walgreens in the 4300 block of Sample Road in Coconut Creek.
After crashing the truck, police said, the driver got out of the truck without clothing and left on foot. After stealing her necklace from a woman in a Walgreens parking lot, he was captured at a Shell gas station in the 4700 block of Sample Road.
A woman at the gas station recorded cell phone video of the suspect walking around naked before he was taken into custody.
“He is completely naked, and then I saw that he was crazy,” said witness Lorena Sagna.
Paramedics transported the infant found inside the Coral Springs apartment to Broward Health Medical Center. Police confirmed Saturday that the baby succumbed to his injuries.
Spidle appeared before a judge on Saturday and was officially charged.
On Saturday night, 7News cameras captured Coral Springs police units at the apartment complex as they continue to investigate.
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