BREAKING NEWS Sanford cops: 28-year-old man shot to death at a bar on Goldsboro

Photo for Headline Surfer / The Sanford Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting at 2:46 a.m. Saturday at the Mama Coot’s bar, 1013 Historic Goldsboro Blvd.
 
HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

SANFORD, Fla. -- A 28-year-old man was shot to death outside a bar on Goldsboro Boulevard within walking distance of the municipal police department early on this Saturday, Sanford cops said, adding the gunman remains at large.

Here is a synopsis of what occurred in the 2:46 a.m. homicide as described by Sanford Police PIO Ronny Neal in an email media alert to Headline Surfer and other daily news outlets: Sanford Police responded to Mama Coot’s, located at 1013 Historic Goldsboro Boulevard, in reference to a shooting with injuries. Upon arrival, contact was made with an adult male victim, identified as Derek Williams (Date of Birth 11/2/89).Mr. Williams passed away on scene as a result of his injuries.

Cops are looking for the gunman but did not disclose whether the identity of the shooter is known to them.

Here is a synopsis of what occurred in the 2:46 a.m. homicide as described by Sanford Police PIO Ronny Neal in an email media alert to Headline Surfer and other daily news outlets: Sanford Police responded to Mama Coot’s, located at 1013 Historic Goldsboro Boulevard, in reference to a shooting with injuries. Upon arrival, contact was made with an adult male victim, identified as Derek Williams (Date of Birth 11/2/89).Mr. Williams passed away on scene as a result of his injuries.

Cops are looking for the gunman but did not disclose whether the identity of the shooter is known to them.

"This is an ongoing investigation and new information will be provided once it is available," Neal said, adding anyone with additional information on this homicide is asked to call Crimeline at 800 423-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimeline.org

Calls made to Crimeline remain anonymous, and tips to Crimeline that lead to solving a felony case are eligible for a cash reward of up to $5,000.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories narly eveenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.