Around 8:15 p.m. on Oct. 17, police responded to a shooting at a GameStop store in Pembroke Pines, local police officials said.
Investigators determined the victim allegedly was shoplifting from the store when employee Derrick Guerrero, a former U.S. Marine sergeant, confronted him.
Police said the victim was running toward the door with around $500 worth of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Ultra-Premium Collection trading cards in his possession when Guerrero, 33, allegedly pulled out a concealed gun and fired one shot into the victim’s torso.
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According to WFOR-TV, Coats had dropped the cards before he was struck. Officers said “at no time did the victim threaten Guerrero or display any type of weapon.”
The incident was captured on surveillance cameras, WFOR-TV reported.
Guerrero allegedly told police he purchased his firearm after a prior robbery incident in the store.
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According to WFOR–TV, upon his release from custody, Guerrero told reporters, “I want to say I’m sorry, very sorry to the family."
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