Shooting victim, accused burglar and suspected car thief, Ricky Robinson, 18, of Lantana, along with two other burglary and car theft suspects, Roderick Jenkins, 18, of Lantana and Jarvis Poitier, 20, of Boynton Beach, were all arrested after police said they broke into a home through an unlocked window on the 500 block of Northeast 20th Avenue.
It started at about 2:30 a.m. A man said he woke up to his wife yelling about strangers in their home. The man chased the trio out of his front door and moments later found two bags the suspects ditched that had the homeowner's wife's purses and cell phone inside.
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Poitier and Jenkins told detectives they were walking around and decided to commit a burglary. After the burglary, they hid a few blocks away but managed to find a Nissan Pathfinder running with no one around near the 2200 block of Northeast Fourth Street, according to the report.
Police said the trio decided to steal it with Robinson hopping in the driver's seat. Jenkins told police Robinson wanted to confront a man named "Poo" who he had an ongoing dispute with about a girl "Poo" used to date.
Robinson drove to 100 block of South Atlantic Drive West about a mile and a half away and found "Poo," later identified as James Poole, 22, sitting outside. Robinson yelled something at him and circled the block.
On the second trip around, police said the trio found Poole walking in the middle of the street with a handgun.
Poole then started firing at the truck, according to the report. Robinson tried to duck as the bullets started flying but was hit in the head and crashed into a telephone pole.
As officers were in the middle of writing the burglary report at the home, calls about the shooting started coming in. Witnesses told police they heard shots and a loud crash along with three men running away.
A witness about a quarter-mile away on the 200 block of North Palm Drive called police about three men on a porch with one bleeding from the head, according to the report.
Officers arrived to find Robinson, semi-conscious and bleeding from the left side of his head.
Robinson was rushed to Delray Medical Center for treatment and is expected to recover because the bullet didn't enter Robinson's skull, police said.
Police questioned Robinson after he became fully conscious and said he identified Poole as the shooter in a photo lineup. Robinson said he didn't know anything about a burglary or being shot while in a vehicle.
Robinson, who was found with a cell phone from one of the burglary victims, became uncooperative after further questioning, according to the report.
Poole was found at about 6 p.m. and said he was home all night smoking marijuana and heard the crash, but didn't go outside to see what happened, according to the report.
Jenkins, Robinson and Poitier all face burglary, grand theft and grand theft auto charges and are being held in the Palm Beach County Jail without bail.
Poole faces aggravated battery and assault charges along with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon charge. He is also being held in jail without bail.