17-year-old arrested for shooting customer in face at Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Fort Pierce police have arrested a 17-year-old boy who allegedly shot a customer in the face at a Tropical Smoothie Cafe after the victim was complaining over the slow service.

According to police, the 39-year-old victim was at the cafe on Sunday afternoon and he was complaining about the wait time for his food inside the restaurant.

The¬†gunman then “coincidentally” entered the restaurant and “confronted the agitated customer,” shooting him in the face, according to a news release from police.

Investigators said the shooting was a coincidence and was unrelated to the customer complaining.

When police arrested the suspect late Monday night they questioned him, and later took him into custody and transported to the Juvenile Detention Center.

Police said the teen is facing a charge of attempted murder.

The victim was is expected to make a full recovery.

 

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