Arrest Made After Pinellas Park Resident Shot by Teen Burglarizing His Vehicle

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Arrest Made After Pinellas Park Resident Shot by Teen Burglarizing His Vehicle

On Sunday, February 18, 2018, at approximately 1:15 a.m., 28 year-old Alexander Weaver observed at least three male subjects, believed to be juveniles, breaking into his vehicle parked at his residence in the 6200 block of 106th Avenue North in Pinellas Park.

Mr. Weaver confronted these individuals on his own and ended up chasing one of the male subjects to the 10600 block of Oakhaven Drive.  The subject pulled out a firearm and shot Weaver as he was being pursued.

Weaver was treated at a local hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

On Tuesday, February 20,2018, detectives from the Pinellas Park Police Department announced the arrest of 17 year-old Brandon Roman of Pinellas Park for his role in a vehicle burglary that resulted in the shooting of Alexander Weaver early on Sunday, February 18th.

Brandon Roman on Sunday, February 18th at approximately 1:15 a.m. was in the area of 62 Street and 106th Avenue North, looking for unlocked vehicles to burglarize.  Brandon Roman located and stole a handgun from an unlocked vehicle in the area.  Roman then made his way to 6229 106th Avenue where he was observed by the victim, Alexander Weaver burglarizing his vehicle.  Weaver seeing Roman confronted him and began chasing him down the street.  While being chased by Mr. Weaver, Brandon Roman pulled out the stolen firearm and began shooting at Mr. Weaver striking him one time in the arm causing a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Brandon Roman has been charged with one count of attempted felony murder, aggravated assault with a firearm, two counts of armed burglary, delinquent in possession of a firearm, and Violation of Probation (Grand Theft Motor Vehicle).

Detectives continue to investigate the case as they look to identify and possibly charge other subjects that assisted Roman with the burglaries.  The stolen firearm in this case has not yet been recovered and detectives will be working to locate it as the investigation continues.

Article updated – February 20, 2018 at 10:20 p.m.

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  1. The reason is should state the race of the suspects is for appearance identity, same as stating male, female, short, tall, thin, fat, blonde, redhead, brunette, long hair, short, young, old, etc.

    Race is a “description” to help specify possible suspects. Like someone seeing 3 kids seen that night together in that area of specific races… kids of specific races overheard talking about robbing someone that night, etc., and those kids are maybe known by those witnesses.

    So just because a race is listed it does not make the statement racist. Otherwise saying if it was male or fame would make it a sexist or chauvinist statement.

    I feel it is racist people who label so many things racist, as they are looking at it as it “being” racist instead of not. Why races are constantly segragated is beyond me‍♂️ We are PEOPLE! Race should only be used to identify the appearance of someone when needed. Period.

    I think smart phones are condoning racism by offering various colored emojis of what YOUR race is. Personally I always use the original/standard yellow. Why on earth would I need to use a Caucasian colored thumbs up or flexed arm or hand wave, etc. To me, all that does is say I want you to be clear that I am Caucasian, because that matters to me, especially in my random, frivolous text message about nothing important at all

  2. The reason is should state the race of the suspects is for appearance identity, same as stating male, female, short, tall, thin, fat, blonde, redhead, brunette, long hair, short, young, old, etc.

    Race is a “description” to help specify possible suspects. Like someone seeing 3 kids seen that night together in that area of specific races… kids of specific races overheard talking about robbing someone that night, etc., and those kids are maybe known by those witnesses.

    So just because a race is listed it does not make the statement racist. Otherwise saying if it was male or female would make it a sexist or chauvinist statement.

    I feel it is racist people who label so many things racist, as they are looking at it as it “being” racist instead of not. Why races are constantly segragated is beyond me (shrugs) We are PEOPLE! Race should only be used to identify the appearance of someone when needed. Period.

    I think smart phones are condoning racism by offering various colored emojis of what YOUR race is. Personally I always use the original/standard yellow. Why on earth would I need to use a Caucasian colored thumbs up or flexed arm or hand wave, etc. To me, all that does is say I want you to be clear that I am Caucasian, because that matters to me, especially in my random, frivolous text message about nothing important at all (eyes rolling).

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