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Arrests Made In The Killing Of Coral Springs Firefighter


COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD. WE HAVE NO WORD YET ON POSSIBLE INJURIES BUT ANY NEW INFORMATION WE GET IN, WE WILL CERTAINLY BRING IT STRAIGHT TO YOU. AND NOW, AT 6:00, THREE PEOPLE IN CUSTODY. THE BROW WARD SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS THEY ARE ALL TIED TO THE MURDER OF A BELOVED FIREFIGHTER IN LAUDER DALE BY THE SEA. THE NEW DETAILS HOURS AFTER GREGORY TONY ANNOUNCED ARRESTS HAD BEEN MADE IN THE MURDER OF CHRISTOPHER RANDAZZO. THEY ALSO TRIED TO KILL SOMEBODY ELSE. CBS4’S PETER D’OENCH IS LIVE IN FORT LAUDERDALE WITH MUCH MORE FOR US. PETER? Reporter: WELL, DIANE AND ELLIOT, THE SUSPECTS TOOK RANDAZZO’S LIFE AFTER FLEEING FROM ANOTHER CRIME AND ATTEMPTED MURDER IN PALM BEACH COUNTY. DETECTIVES WORKED CLOSELY WITH AUTHORITIES IN LANTANA AND THE PALM BEACH SHERIFF’S OFFICE. WE LEARNED OF THE ARRESTS YESTERDAY DURING SERVICES FOR RANDAZZO. GREGORY TONY’S SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT BROUGHT PEOPLE TO THEIR FEET IN APPLAUSE AS THEY WERE SAYING GOOD-BYE TO 39-YEAR- OLD CORAL SPRINGS FIREFIGHTER CHRISTOPHER RANDAZZO. I’M HERE TO TELL YOU THAT WE HAVE IDENTIFIED ALL FOUR SUSPECTS. TWO ARE IN CUSTODY. WE HAVE A CONFESSION. Reporter: IT’S WHAT MANY HAD HOPED FOR. THE FAMILY GOT CLOSURE. I WAS HAPPY FOR THE FAMILY. Reporter: NOW, INVESTIGATORS HAVE ARRESTED 19-YEAR-OLD TORI HOLSTON AND 20-YEAR-OLD JOSE GARCIA ROMERO AS WELL AS 32- YEAR-OLD MARCO RICO. THE SUSPECTS WERE FLEEING FROM ANOTHER CRIME AND ATTEMPTED MURDER SCENE IN PALM BEACH. INVESTIGATORS WORKING WITH LANTANA POLICE TOOK THEM INTO CUSTODY FOR RANDAZZO’S MURDER. A FIREFIGHTER WITH MANY FRIENDS. HE WAS VERY PASSIONATE. FUNNY: CARING. Reporter: AND HIS GRIEVING BROTHER TOLD MOURNERS. I’M SCARED TO PUSH THROUGH THE REST OF MY LIFE WITHOUT HIM BY MY SIDE. THOUGH HE IS LEAVING ME, HE WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART. Reporter: RANDAZZO HAD BEEN OUT WITH FRIENDS LAST FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE CAFE IN LAUDERDALE BY THE SEA WHERE HE HAD BAR TENDED NEARLY 20 YEARS BEFORE COMING A FIREFIGHTER SEVEN MONTHS ALONE. THEN HE WENT TO THE VILLAGE GRILL. HE WALKED OUT ALONE AND WAS LATER FOUND DEAD. THEY ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT ANYTHING YET. THEY ARE NOT SAYING HOW OR WHY A ROBBERY, A JEALOUS FRIEND? A JEALOUS BOYFRIEND? Reporter: NOW, BSU SAYS THE YOUNGEST SUSPECT, 19-YEAR-OLD TORI HOLSTON OF WEST PALM BEACH WAS THE SHOOTER IN THIS CASE. ALL SUSPECTS FACE CHARGES OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER. CONSPIRACY, AND ARMED ROBBERY.

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