Authorities say a soda bottle and ball cap left behind by a cold-blooded gunman who opened fire on a taxi driver in Pompano Beach last month have led to his arrest.
Semie Lamond Robinson, 30, was arrested last week and is facing a charge of attempted premeditated murder in the Nov. 18 shooting of 43-year-old Williamson Joseph, the Broward Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.
Police say Joseph picked up Robinson at a convenience store on Northeast 3rd Avenue in Fort Lauderdale and drove him to a home in the 2900 block of Northwest 7th Street in Pompano Beach.
As Joseph parked in the driveway, police say Robinson suddenly opened fire, then fled the scene on foot.
Shot in the head and armpit, Joseph was rushed to North Broward Medical Center, but survived the shooting.
BSO detectives found a cooler bag in the back of the cab which contained a bottle of Mountain Dew and a baseball cap. When the items were tested, they found DNA that matched Robinson as well as two of his fingerprints.
Authorities say Robinson has a violent criminal history and was paroled from prison 10 months ago. He was being held without bond Wednesday and it was unknown whether he has an attorney.