Teen wanted in shooting at Jax Beach arrested
18-year-old accused of shooting 16-year-old in leg on March 15
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – Malik Robinson, the 18-year-old accused of shooting a 16-year-old in the leg near the Seawalk Pavilion during spring break, is now in custody.
At last word, the victim was still recovering.
Jacksonville Beach police had been looking for Robinson since the day after the March 15 shooting. Robinson was active on his Twitter account while he was a fugitive, referring to himself as "Jacksonville's Most Wanted."
Investigators said they received several tips about Robinson's social media postings, one bragging that he was in Mexico.
According to a police report, Robinson and a second man were pulled over Friday night on Biscayne Boulevard near Jacksonville International Airport for having a brake light out. The officer said he smelled marijuana and asked for and was granted permission to search the car. Inside the car police said they found a loaded handgun and a loaded shotgun, a bag of marijuana and a scale with some flakes of marijuana on it.
According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the two guns recovered turned out to be stolen.
After Robinson was in custody, officers learned he was wanted in connection with the March shooting.
Jacksonville Beach police said they are happy Robinson was in jail.
"Putting his information and picture out in the public did not generate a lot of calls, so we're really excited that he was picked up," said Jacksonville Beach police Cmdr. Mark Evans.
The man with Robinson on Friday night, Adrian Lowery, lived roughly a mile from where the stop was made. It wasn't yet known if he was staying with Lowery for any or all of the last 90 days.
In addition to the outstanding warrant for attempted murder, Robinson was charged with possession of a short-barreled shotgun and possession of a concealed weapon. He was ordered held on a $290,009 bond.
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