MEDIA RELEASE - Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
PPPD CASE NUMBER: PPPD18OFF034313
PLACE OF OCCURRENCE: 12055 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines (Sears Department Store #1775)
1) Andrew Chin; 20 Years Old; DOB 06.14.1997; Black Male; Miramar, FL
2) Shanease Clarke; 20 Years Old; DOB 12.08.1997; Black Female; Dania Beach, FL
3) Joel D. Bailey; 22 Years Old; DOB 12.14.1995; Black Male; Hollywood, FL
1) 1 year old, Black Female
INCIDENT SUMMARY -
On Friday, May 25, 2018, at 2:11PM members of the Pembroke Pines Police & Fire Departments responded to a physical fight with a report of one gun-shot fired. An investigation revealed that Suspect #1 and #2 were shopping within the Sears department store. Suspect #3 was also shopping within the same store and carrying a 1 year old child on his hip. All suspects coincidentally encountered each other, and a verbal argument unfolded.
In addition to carrying a child, Suspect #3 was legally carrying a concealed firearm which was holstered in his waistband. Within moments, the verbal argument escalated into a physical fight between Suspects #1, #2, and #3. During the brawl, Suspect #1 and Suspect #3 seemingly struggled over possession of the firearm. At one point, Suspect #1 and Suspect #3 fell to the ground as the fight ensued. During the struggle, a single and unintended firearm discharge occurred after Suspect #1 emerged with the firearm.
The single gunshot fragmented into the tile floor, which caused Suspect #3 to sustain a minor injury to his lip, and caused Suspect #1 to sustain a minor injury to his left, lower leg. Suspect #3 was evaluated at the department store by Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue, and required no further medical treatment while on scene. Suspect #1 and #2 fled the scene, and soon after reported the incident to law enforcement.
The circumstances of the Detectives’ investigation concluded that all suspects are known to one another, and share an unfavorable history with each other. The circumstances further concluded that the investigation is not considered an active shooter incident. The results of the of Detectives’ investigation warranted the arrest of Suspect #1, #2, and #3.
Suspect #1 was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Battery, and Disorderly Conduct.
Suspect #2 was charged with Battery and Disorderly Conduct.
Suspect #3 was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Disorderly Conduct, and Child Abuse.