Arrests Made in Murder of Broward County Firefighter


Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony said Thursday that multiple arrests have been made in connection with the killing of a Coral Springs firefighter.

Funeral services for firefighter and paramedic Christopher Randazzo were just getting underway in Coral Springs when Tony made the announcement to those in attendance that four suspects had been identified, two were in custody and one had confessed to the killing.

“I’m here to tell you that we have identified all four suspects; two are in custody,” Tony said before the crowd erupted into applause. “And we have a confession.”

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office have ruled the death of a Coral Springs firefighter a homicide.

The Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department confirmed over the weekend that a body found in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea was 39-year-old firefighter and paramedic Christopher Randazzo.

BSO deputies found Randazzo’s body early Saturday morning.

He was last seen alive round 1 a.m., on Saturday, according to BSO.

The homicide took place between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. in Lauderdale By The Sea, authorities said.

Randazzo had been with the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department since March.

Randazzo attained his firefighter certification and his paramedic certification in 2018, according to Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department.

Randazzo was honored by fellow firefighters Tuesday as his body was transported to a local funeral home.

“Anyone with information is urged to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.”

“A reward of $3,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest.”