Riviera Beach police arrest suspect in deadly shooting at Singer Island hotel

Riviera Beach police arrest suspect in deadly shooting at Singer Island hotel
Riviera Beach police arrest suspect in deadly shooting at Singer Island hotel

RIVIERA BEACH — An offended boyfriend was behind Tuesday’s deadly shooting exterior of a hotel on Singer Island, police stated.

Lawrence Antonio Mitchell, 43, is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail with out bail on a cost of second-degree homicide with a firearm after his arrest Friday, three days after the shooting that left 28-year-old Troy Nichols lifeless.

Riviera Beach Police responded to the Seaside Bar and Grill, positioned in the identical constructing because the Sands Hotel, at about 11 p.m. Tuesday. They discovered an empty .45-caliber cartridge close to Nichols’ physique in the parking zone, in accordance with the arrest report.

A witness stated Nichols tried to purchase Mitchell’s girlfriend a drink, angering him and setting off an argument. Mitchell’s girlfriend later confirmed to police {that a} man “approached her and requested what she ingesting.” The argument spilled into the parking zone and a second witness, who tried to calm the boys down, noticed Mitchell pull a handgun from his waistband earlier than cocking it and firing it in Nichols’ course, the police report continues.

A 3rd witness advised police the boys have been arguing as a result of Nichols had talked to Mitchell’s girlfriend, and the witness reportedly heard a gunshot after seeing Mitchell pull out the handgun. A fourth witness, who was contained in the Sands Hotel, walked exterior after listening to the gunshot. The police report stated that witness noticed Mitchell holding a handgun in his proper hand as he walked towards the Ocean Mall parking zone.

And all the witnesses, police stated, recognized Mitchell in a group of pictures supplied by investigators.

“Those who commit violent crimes in our metropolis shall be held accountable,” stated Joshua Lewis, the interim police chief. “We’ll use all sources and investigative means essential to make an arrest.”

Giuseppe Sabella is a reporter at The Palm Beach Publish, a part of the USA TODAY Florida Community. You possibly can attain him at [email protected]. Assist help our journalism and subscribe today.

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