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UPDATE: 8:32 a.m. — BocaNewsNow.com obtained the official arrest report for Mr. Medina. We are publishing the narrative, in its entirety. The following is the report written by the arresting officer:
On 10/09/2022, I responded to 460 NW 67th St. in reference to a shooting, regarding Boca Raton Police Department case #2022-012958. The following is a summary of the case: On 10/09/2022, Boca Raton Police Department (BRPD\ dispatch received a 911 call from a male who was later identified as Albert Medina (DOB 01/24/1988). Albert called BRPD dispatch frantically requesting an ambulance because V1 was shot. Albert provided his name, address, and telephone number to BRPD dispatch. During the conversation with BRPD dispatch, Albert kept advising he didn’t know there was a bullet in the gun, and it was an accident. Albert identified the gun as a Springfield pistol and stated it was inside the residence BRPD Ofc. Chriswisser arrived on scene, V1 was lying on the living room couch with a belt around his arm in a makeshift torniquet. BRPD Ofc. Chriswisser maintained pressure on VI’s arm until Boca Raton Fire Rescue arrived on scene and transported V1 to Delray Medical Center.
Upon arrival at Delay Medical Center, I made contact with VI who provided a sworn statement regarding the incident. The following is a summary of his statement to me: On 10/09/22, Albert asked him (VI) to get something from the car. When VI refused Albert went into his (Albert’s) room to get his (Albert’s) firearm as a joke. Albert racked the slide back and pointed the firearm at V1 and pulled the trigger. V1 believed the firearm was unloaded like it has been in the past. However, this time it was loaded, and a bullet left the firearm. V1 advised he was shot in the right bicep. V1 advised Albert has pointed an unloaded firearm at him approximately 10 times in the past. V1 advised when Albert does this it is always a “joke”. V1 advised Albert is prescribed Adderall, but he is abusing it. V1 advised he does not want to prosecute.
Det. Randa White arrived at Albert’s residence to speak with Albert. Det. White conducted a recorded interview with Albert on Ofc. Suboyu’s body worn camera. Det. White read Albert his constitutional warnings prior to interviewing him. After being read his constitutional warnings, Albert agreed to speak with us. It should be noted, I arrived on scene shortly after Albert was read his constitutional warnings.
The following is a brief synopsis of the information he provided: Albert advised that V1, does not live at the residence but was visiting for the day. He advised that they spent the day together and had a couple of drinks at a restaurant prior to arriving home. He advised that he and VI “mess around” all the time with the firearm and always point it at each other as a joke. Albert admitted that every couple of weeks he messes around with his firearm. Albert advised on 10/09/22, that he asked V1 to retrieve a document from his vehicle in the parking lot but when V1 refused, he (Albert) went to retrieve his firearm. He advised that he retrieved his firearm from his bedroon; which is directly in front of the living room where VI was laying on the sofa. He advised that he racked the firearm, pointed it at V1, and pulled the trigger. He advised that he did not realize that the magazine was in the gun making it fully operational. Albert advised that he immediately called 911 and proceeded to apply a belt/tourniquet to VI’s arm.
Albert appeared to be in shock due to his fluctuations in emotions. Albert gave consent for Crime Scene to enter the residence to process the scene. A.40 caliber Springfield XD handgun (#US239843) was collected and entered into BRPD evidence.
On 10/15/22, V1 called into BRPD dispatch requesting to speak with me. BRPD Ofc. Rute made contact with VI. VI advised he now wanted to prosecute. On 10/17/22, I made contact with VI who confirmed this statement.
Based upon the above information and investigation, there is sufficient evidence to establish probable cause for Albert Medina (DOB 01/24/1988) on the charge of Culpable Negligence. Albert Medina, through culpable negligence, inflicted actual personal injury to V1.
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2023 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Boca Raton man is facing a negligent manslaughter charge early Tuesday morning.
Albert Medina of the 6600 block of NW 43rd Terrace in Boca Raton was arrested by PBSO shortly after 5 p.m. on Monday. It was not immediately clear what he is accused of doing or who he allegedly did it to.
Initial booking information reveals that he is charged with “homicide – negligent manslaughter – killing human other than by murder or homicide.”
Medina was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Monday evening and is being held without bond. We expect an update from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office later Tuesday.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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