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Tallahassee man charged in connection to Cancun's Sports Bar shooting

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Posted at 11:19 AM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 11:22:41-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A Tallahassee man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a December shooting at Cancun's Sports Bar.

Devante Robinson, 24, was arrested Wednesday by the Tallahassee Police Department in connection with a shooting that occurred at the West Tennessee Street bar on December 17, 2020.

According to a probable cause document, police responded to reports of shots fired at the bar around midnight. When officers arrived at the bar, they found bullet shell casings and a single shoe left near the casings.

Investigators said the shooting incident was caught on surveillance video.

After interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance video, police determined that Devante Robinson was physically battering a woman when the victim intervened, leading to an altercation between Robinson and the victim.

According to the probable cause document, Robinson then told the victim to "wait here" before leaving the bar and returning with a gun.

When Robinson spotted the victim's car in the parking lot, investigators say he opened fire and shot the victim's car approximately 15 times, hitting the victim's car and a nearby business.

"Robinson clearly made a premeditated decision to leave and return to the location armed," investigators wrote in the probable cause document. "More than likely the only reason Robinson was unsuccessful in the murder attempt is [the victim] was able to flee the scene in his vehicle."

Based on the evidence, probable cause was found to charge Robinson was first degree attempted murder.

Robinson was set to make his first appearance in court Thursday morning.