DBPD Makes Arrest In Liquor Store Shooting

By on March 20, 2019 in WNDB News
Antonio J. Robinson
(Volusia County Jail)

UPDATE (03-20-19): Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri spoke on the Marc Bernier show and gave an update regarding the shooting.

According to Chief Capri, Robinson told police that the shooting was done out of self defense.

Capri said that officers ruled that out and arrested Robinson, who made his first appearance today (March 20th) in court.

Court records show that he also bonded out of jail close to 4:30 this evening.

Earlier reporting below.

Daytona Beach, FL – An argument over a vehicle and a woman leads to one man shot in the back and another in handcuffs.

That’s the word from the Daytona Beach Police Department following last night’s (March 19th) incident at The Liquor Store on 952 Orange Avenue. That’s just east of Tuscawilla Park.

DBPD Sergeant Kelsey Harris says officers responded to the location just east of Nova Road around 8:15 p.m., finding the 40-year-old victim on the ground and the 27-year-old suspect – Antonio J. Robinson of Daytona Beach – waiting at the scene.

“The victim and [Robinson] were in the parking lot having a verbal dispute in between their vehicles,” Harris added. “[Robinson] turned and walked away as the victim approached [Robinson] from behind. The victim shoved [Robinson] in the back.”

That’s when Robinson turned around and pulled out a gun, shooting the victim in the back after he saw the gun and started to run away, per Harris.

“The victim fell to the ground and remained there alert and conscious,” Harris noted. “[Robinson] remained on scene and notified law enforcement.”

DBPD managed to recover the gun used in the shooting.

Paramedics took the victim to Halifax Health Medical Center as a trauma alert after he identified Robinson in a photo lineup as the man who shot him. His injuries are not life-threatening but he will remain in the hospital for now, per Harris.

“The victim and [Robinson] were familiar with each other as this altercation in part escalated over the use of a vehicle and a female acquaintance that both the victim and [Robinson] currently are involved with,” Harris stated.

As of this morning, Robinson is held without bond at Volusia County Jail on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed firearm. His first appearance in court is set for this afternoon.

VCJ records show he’s been booked three times since May 2011 on various charges, including driving with a suspended license, resisting an officer and marijuana possession under 20 grams.

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