“After the individual was shot he went off the highway into the side median,” said public information officer Mark Economou.
Now, one day later, Boca Police released this update saying in part: “Detectives are also looking at other incidents and crimes to determine if there are any connections to this case.”
Separate NewsChannel 5 sources confirm that includes the deputy-involved shooting on I-95 and the shootings connected to it.
Forensic testing is underway to determine whether the two shootings and shutdowns of I-95 Wednesday are related.
Separate sources confirmed that the forensic testing underway to determine whether the suspect
shot by a PBSO deputy on I-95 in Lantana could be the same suspect who shot a man on I-95 in Boca early that morning.
Long before the Florida Highway Patrol and the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office shut down I-95 between Lantana and 6th Avenue after a wrong way crash and deputy involved shooting, police in Boca shut down I-95 for a separate shooting.
The murder victim in the Boca shooting has been identified as 29-year-old Edvin Milkevic.
To be clear, it’s possible that the forensic tests could show the incidents are not connected. However, those sources say it’s certainly a big part of this investigation.
Meanwhile the heartbreak and loss is starting to set in.
At Pasta And Restaurant in Margate where Milkevic worked for the last several years there was a sign posted on the door.
It said the restaurant was closed until further notice because of “an emergency.”
“These people. Close-knit family. They did a lot for their people. It’s unfortunate,” said Penelope Chimowitz. She owns the salon right next door. Chimowitz became friendly with Milkevic over the last few years. She is just one of so many now searching for answers.
“They really need to find out what happened to him and really problem solve.”