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Ft Pierce Detectives arrest smoothie store shooter 

Ft Pierce Detectives arrest smoothie store shooter 

 

Ft Pierce Detectives arrest smoothie store shooter

Ft Pierce, Fl (treaasurecoast.com)-A teen has been arrested in connection with a Sunday non-fatal shooting at a Tropical Smoothie Cafe that appeared to follow a customer service dispute, according to Fort Pierce police Tuesday.

Antonio Brown, 17, whose city of residence was not listed, was arrested after being linked to the incident. Police said a 39-year-old Miami man was shot in the face after  the man was complaining about the length of time it was taking for his order.

The shooting happened about 3:20 p.m. Sunday at the Tropical Smoothie Cafe in the 5200 block of Okeechobee Road. The location is east of South Jenkins Road.

Police stated the charge was first-degree attempted premeditated murder. The man who was shot was upgraded to good condition at a hospital Monday.

From the Ft Pierce Police

DETECTIVES ARREST SMOOTHIE STORE SHOOTER WITHIN 36 HOURS
Location: 5212 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce
Suspect: Antonio Brown, 17, male, 10/4/02, Fort Pierce (IN CUSTODY)
Victim: Name withheld, 39, male, Miami (HOSPITALIZED)
Fort Pierce police detectives have arrested the gunman who shot a customer at a smoothie shop Sunday afternoon.
Just before 3:30 p.m. September 13, a customer in the Tropical Smoothie Cafe at 5212 Okeechobee Road began complaining about the length of time it was taking for his food. The 39-year-old man ordered a sandwich that had been discontinued on the menu, and as the staff was scrambling to appease the customer, he continued his rant when the gunman, wearing a black hoodie, black shorts and a black mask coincidentally appeared in the shop and confronted the agitated customer, shooting him in the face.
Detectives vigorously worked the case and late Monday evening developed information that identified Antonio Brown, 17, as the suspect. Brown was located late Monday night and taken to police headquarters after 11 p.m. where he was interviewed. He was subsequently transported to the Juvenile Detention Center and has been charged with felony attempted murder.
The victim was upgraded to good condition at the hospital Monday and is expected to recover.

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