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Couple breaks into Opa-locka apartment in armed attack over food stamps

According to the police, a man and his girlfriend allegedly broke into an apartment in Opa-Locka with the intention of confronting and attacking someone who had used money from the girlfriend’s food stamp card. The incident escalated, and a firearm was discharged.

Police responded to a shooting with injuries at the address 13436 Aswan Road around 4 p.m. on Sunday. A woman reported that Davante Brown and Quamisha Perpall, both 30 years old, forcibly entered the apartment and entered the bedroom where she and the victim were located, as stated in an arrest report.

Brown and Perpall proceeded to assault the occupants, according to the police. The woman explained that she ran downstairs to seek assistance and heard a loud popping sound, resembling gunfire, as mentioned in the report.

It remains unclear who fired the apparent shot, as per the police statement, and the woman was unaware of the source. Upon arriving at the scene, the police apprehended Brown, who was attempting to leave. The report states that Brown was found in possession of a firearm.

Perpall was detained shortly afterward. The victim was taken to Jackson North Medical Center for further evaluation, although the report does not specify whether the injuries were caused by gunfire or another means.

According to the report, Brown informed the officers that the incident arose when he discovered that the victim had used money from his girlfriend’s food stamp card. CCTV footage allegedly shows Brown and Perpall forcefully entering the apartment by kicking the door.

Both individuals have been charged with armed burglary and aggravated battery. They are currently held without bond at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

Moriah Ballard
Moriah Ballard
Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.


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