Fort Lauderdale Police Fighting Parole for Murderers Who Didn't Technically Kill Anybody
Officer Walter Ilyankoff
Fort Lauderdale PD
In July 1974, Fort Lauderdale Police Officer Walter Ilyankoff was executed in the parking lot of a Red Lobster during a botched armed robbery attempt.
The shooter was 20-year-old Alvin Ford, who planned with the others to rob the Fort Lauderdale seafood restaurant. But things went wrong, and Ford was stranded at the restaurant, left behind by his accomplices. Feeling cornered and seeing Ilyankoff approaching, he shot the officer twice in the torso, took the keys to Ilyankoff's cruiser, and shot him again, in the head.
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