Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017|4:41 p.m.
, Davontae Wheeler, Demario Lofton-Robinson and an unnamed teenager planned to”hit”the home of the victim, Gabriel Valenzuela, at midnight on Aug. 8, after Robertson and the teenager made their strategies
earlier via Facebook, police stated. However the plot turned fatal when Valenzuela– standing in the driveway of his home in the 5500 block of Dewey Drive– resisted and was shot 4 times, police said. Lofton-Robinson, 18, and the teenager were apprehended hours later on after a witness, who was jogging in
the area, recognized a white Mercury Grand Marquis getaway vehicle captured on security video at a neighboring corner store about an hour prior to the shooting, authorities said.
Officers tracked the vehicle to Lofton-Robinson’s house and pulled him over and arrested him as he was repeling, cops said. The teen also was detained, cops said. They were each scheduled on counts of murder, attempted break-in and conspiracy to commit burglary, cops stated.
Lofton-Robinson confessed to aiming a. 45 quality handgun at Valenzuela’s chest and firing one round, police said. The teenager said he was involved in the break-in effort
however” became afraid and reversed “as the three men approached the victim, police said. Police used Lofton-Robinson’s
and the teen’s cell phones to track down Robertson, who also was a suspect in an Aug. 2 burglary at the Feast Discount Market and Smoke Shop at 7010 W. Charleston Blvd. Police allege Robertson, 20, robbed a store clerk of$ 200 and took a client’s wallet, mobile phone
and purse. Robertson, who was jailed on Tuesday, deals with counts of murder, break-in and tried burglary, and two counts each of burglary and conspiracy to dedicate burglary, police stated. Wheeler, 22, likewise was jailed Tuesday and deals with counts of murder, tried robbery and conspiracy to devote burglary, police said.