Fort Lauderdale murder suspect arrested in Palm Beach County

Michael Watts, 20, accused of shooting Vincent Valentine, 21, in his car
Police investigate fatal shooting of Vincent Valentine in Fort Lauderdale
Posted at 8:42 AM, Aug 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-12 10:09:40-04

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A suspect in the fatal shooting of a man who was sitting in his car in Fort Lauderdale has been arrested in Palm Beach County.

Michael Watts, 20, of Fort Lauderdale, was taken into custody Tuesday in Palm Beach County, Fort Lauderdale police spokeswoman Casey Liening said.

Watts was wanted in connection with the shooting death of another man Monday afternoon in Fort Lauderdale.

Detectives determined that Vincent Valentine, 21, of Fort Lauderdale, was sitting in his car on Northwest 22nd Road shortly after 1:30 p.m. when Watts approached, pulled out a gun and shot Valentine multiple times, Liening said.

Vincent Valentine, victim in Fort Lauderdale fatal shooting
Vincent Valentine, 21, was fatally shot while sitting in his car on Northwest 22nd Road in Fort Lauderdale.

Valentine was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where he later died.

A motive for the shooting wasn't immediately known.

Watts now faces a murder charge.