POMPANO BEACH (CBS4) – One of three men injured in a Pompano Beach robbery attempt over the weekend in which a fourth man was killed wants justice for his friend.
The four men were playing dominoes outside a home in the 1600 block of NW 7th Lane around 1 a.m. Sunday when four armed individuals tried to rob them.
“The gun was at my head,” said “Chris” one of the men who did not wish to be identified. “And it missed my head and hit me in each arm and in one leg. And I’m still able to walk. I’m still breathing.”
Chris said it happened so suddenly. They were playing, heard footsteps and they there were four men standing over them demanding their money.
“There was nothing to give in the first place. But they just said ‘Give it up’. So we just sat there we were looking at each other, is it a joke? And they started shooting at us,” said Chris.
All four of the men were hit. Joshua Childs, 23, died in the driveway. Chris and Alphonso Wright, 54, were taken by fire rescue to Broward Health North.
Wright’s family said one of the bullets hit him in his spine.
“The bullet was ricocheting in his body and traveled all over the place and it landed in his spine and right now he unconscious,” said Byron Wright, a nephew.
Rashaad Payne, 23, who ran when the gunfire erupted was driven by a relative to the same hospital. All are expected to survive.
“This was nothing short of a brazen attempt of four people who have no regard for human life. They were playing dominoes. They were not bothering anybody. They attempted to rob them,” said Broward Sheriff’s spokesman Mike Jachles.
“I just want justice to be served. They killed a friend of mine and he’s the type of person that you ask him for something, if he has it he will give it to you,” said Chris.
Unfortunately, the injured men were not able to provide detectives with a good description of the men who attacked them.
“They had skullies on their head and bandanas around their face. I only know that they were all black males and they wore dark clothes. One of them had a big assault rifle and the rest of them had handguns,” said Chris.
The sheriff’s office hopes someone steps forward and helps them solve this case before it happens again.
“They are armed. They are dangerous. We need to get them off the streets. They’ve killed, injured. They can do it again,” said Jachles.
Anyone with information about the case should call Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS (8477).