Cousins! A GameStop clerk in Florida who was recently arrested for the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old male; has forwarded an apology to the victim’s family as he says he is extremely sorry!
According to the New York Post, 33-year-old Derrick Guerrero had been working a shift within the Pembroke Pines located GameStop on Tuesday night, October 17th at the time of the incident. The assistant manager tells officials that he had allegedly spotted a young male identified as Chadrick Coats attempting to steal $600 worth of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet “ultra-premium” cards
An official police report details that Derrick yelled at the 21-year-old to stop and pulled out a handgun from his waistband. It has been stated that he released one single shot, hitting Chadrick in the torso as he attempted to exit the store with the merchandise.
Chadrick is said to have dropped the Pokémon cards and ran to a pickup truck where his girlfriend had been waiting for him. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he died three hours later.
Derrick says that he recently purchased the firearm following a robbery from last month on September 11th.
Surveillance footage from the GameStop store shows that Chadrick never threatened Derrick. “At no time did the victim threaten Guerrero or display any type of weapon,” police said in an issued news release.
The victim’s family is currently seeking justice as they describe him as being a good kid and a sophomore at Florida Memorial University.
Derrick was released on a $25,000 bond on Thursday and ordered to wear a GPS ankle monitor reports the New York Post.
“I’m really sorry for the family. I didn’t mean for any of this to happen to the family. It wasn’t my intention,” said Derrick to local news.