A 19-year-old man from suburban Boynton Beach has been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred in March at a liquor store near Greenacres. Brandon Frazier has been charged with first-degree murder and shooting within an occupied dwelling.
Details of the Incident
According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Frazier shot and killed a 65-year-old man on the evening of March 21 at 777 Liquors on the 3600 block of South Military Trail, north of Lake Worth Road. Frazier was an employee of the store and retrieved an AR-15-style rifle from his vehicle, firing multiple shots at the older man who appeared to be shopping in the store. Deputies found 20 .556-caliber shell casings near the shooting victim’s body.
Frazier’s Motive and Arrest
It is unclear whether Frazier was on duty at the time of the shooting, and the arrest report did not indicate a motive for the attack. Witnesses positively identified Frazier as the shooter, leading to his arrest. This month, Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County announced a $3,000 reward for information leading to Frazier’s arrest.
Bail and Legal Proceedings
Frazier appeared before County Judge Ted Booras on Friday morning, who denied bail on the murder charge and set bail at $100,000 on the gunfire charge. Booras assigned Frazier an attorney from the Palm Beach County Public Defender’s Office. The store has not commented on the incident.
The deceased man’s family invoked its right to privacy under a 2018 state constitutional amendment modeled after California’s Marsy’s Law. This law allows either crime victims or their families to withhold their names from public reports. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office did not disclose the deceased man’s name due to this privacy law.