FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – The man wanted for the murder of a T.G.I.F. chef in Pembroke Pines has been arrested and was ordered held without bond Friday.
Luke Chamberlain, 33, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for first degree murder in the death of Antoine Gracius, according to Pembroke Pines Police Department Captain Dan Rakofsky.READ MORE: Parental Rights Bill Sent To Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
It was 1:30 a.m. on April 14th when Gracius was stabbed several times during an attack outside the T.G.I. Friday’s restaurant on 90 N. University Drive. The father of nine children who worked as a chef for about five years, was leaving work for the night when the attack took place.
The attacker grabbed a gold chain from his neck before driving off in a dark-colored mini-van.
Surveillance video showed Gracius walking out of the restaurant and shortly thereafter banging on the door and staggering. He was rushed to the hospital but died as a result of his injuries.READ MORE: Coral Gables Man Refuses To Sell Family House Swallowed By Massive Development
Police said they found a shirt at the scene and that shirt came back with Gracius’ DNA on it.
“Just happy they caught who did that to him,” said Claudette Fils Aime, a cousin of Gracius.
Family members said Gracius moved to the U.S. from Haiti nine years ago and sent money to his wife and nine children back in Haiti.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Kills Another 290 Floridians
“Now, they don’t have anybody,” Fils Aime said. “We help them when we can.”