RIVIERA BEACH – A Pahokee teen is among those arrested in connection with a deadly shooting in Rivera Beach on July 28.
According to the Riviera Beach Police Department report, late Thursday night, police responded to a report of shots fired at the Indian Trace Apartment complex, and found Tyrese Isiah Watt, 17, on the ground next to a car in the complex parking lot. EMS declared him dead at the scene.
Luke Lewis, 20, of Riviera Beach, has been charged with murder.
Jacquez Brown, 18, of Pahokee was also arrested. He has been charged with murder and attempted robbery with a firearm.
According to the arrest report, Brown, Watt and two Riviera Beach teens planned to rob Lewis during a marijuana transaction. Lewis reportedly told officers that he pulled his own gun after Watt tried to rob him at gunpoint.
Brown reportedly told officers that he, along with Watt and two 17-year-olds had discussed robbing someone under the ruse of purchasing marijuana. Brown explained he called Lewis to set up the purchase of two “zips” of marijuana for $200. While enroute to the meeting place, the group decided to take the marijuana by force, the report continues.
At the meeting site in the Indian Trace complex parking lot, Watt got out of the car and approached Lewis’s vehicle. Lewis was sitting in the driver’s seat with the door open. Watt reportedly pointed a handgun at Lewis while demanding the marijuana. Lewis reportedly pulled his own handgun and fired. Lewis told officers he saw Watt fall to the ground. Lewis got out of the car and ran to his apartment, the report continues. While running, Lewis discarded his handgun in some bushes.
Brown and the two other teens were still on the scene when police arrived and all three were taken into custody. Police recovered both firearms used in the incident.