WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Coral Springs firefighter was robbed of his Nike sneakers, smartphone and cash before being gunned down by men who hours earlier had declared, “We are real thugs and we got guns,” according to documents released Monday.
Firefighter Christoper Randazzo, 39, was killed about 2:30 a.m. Oct. 19 after leaving Aruba Beach Cafe in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. His body was found outside a hotel a few blocks away on El Mar Drive.
An arrest warrant for three men say they stole Randazzo’s iPhone, red Nike sneakers, a knife, car keys and a wallet with $55.
Arrested Friday were Torrey Holston, 19 — who officials said was Randazzo’s shooter — and Jose Garcia Romero, 20, and Marco Rico, 32.
Before midnight Oct. 18, Lantana police arrived to the two-story Motel 6, 1310 W. Lantana Road, to a man who said his girlfriend had been possibly kidnapped, records show.
Four shell casings from a .22-caliber gun were found in front of rooms 162, 163 and 164. Nobody had been hit when shots were fired, but a palm tree in front of room 165 had a hole in it.
The man said his girlfriend had called Rico, who was her ex-boyfriend, for a drug deal, arrest documents say. When Rico arrived at t...