Broward News

Stabbing Suspect Caught

A 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the murder of Edris Berry in the early-morning hours of Wednesday at a Shell Gas station in Pompano Beach. The news release from Broward Sheriff's Office:

The victim, 33-year-old Edris Berry, was at the gas station at around 1:50 a.m. when two young women pulled in to purchase gas. Berry approached the women and began to have a casual conversation with the ladies, which seemed to enrage a bystander, 26-year-old Wallace Salters, for unknown reasons. Salters pulled out a knife and stabbed Berry multiple times. Berry, who lived near the gas station, was transported to North Broward Medical Center, where later he died.

BSO detectives obtained information about a potential location for the suspect in Pompano Beach. Detectives searched the residence and did not locate him. However, while they were there, occupants of a neighboring apartment alerted detectives that a man had just emerged from their attic and ran out the door. BSO Pompano Beach deputies caught up to Salters and arrested him outside of 810 SW 6 Ct.



Salters acted alone in the homicide and he is being held at BSO's Main Jail facing one charge of second degree murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony and burglary to an occupied dwelling. The second person of interest was located, interviewed and released.




In October 2007, the same Shell gas station was the site of a double homicide during which two clerks were shot and killed during a robbery. BSO detectives later arrested Marcus Lumsdon and charged him with murder.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact BSO homicide detective Dave Ellwood at (954- 321-4210 or report it anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Broward County at (954) 493-TIPS or online at www.browardcrimestoppers.org.

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Thomas Francis