ARREST MADE IN TAXI DRIVER SHOOTING
- BSO Case Number: BS11-12-1067
- PIO Number: 11-12-28
- Date: Nov. 18, 2011
- Time: 5:59 a.m.
- Place of Occurrence: 2931 NW 7 Street, Pompano Beach
- Jurisdiction: other jurisdiction
- Williamson Joseph, 43, male, Margate
- Semie Robinson, 30, 8/27/81, male, 1201 NW 31 Ave., Pompano Beach
Description of Incident:
Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested a suspect in the cold-blooded shooting last month of a taxi cab driver.
The cabbie, Williamson Joseph, survived gunshot wounds to the head and torso that he received on the morning of November 18th. According to detectives, Joseph was driving his Yellow Cab and was dispatched to a convenience store on NE 3rd Avenue in Fort Lauderdale to pick up a faire. At the store, the suspect, Semie Robinson, 30, entered the cab, carrying a small cooler bag, and said he wanted to go to Pompano Beach. Joseph drove the cab to 2937 NW 7th Street, as directed by Robinson. When Joseph parked the cab in the driveway Robinson shot him, without warning or provocation, one time in the head and once in the right armpit. After the shooting Robinson exited the cab and fled, leaving his cooler bag in the car. Joseph was rushed to North Broward Medical Center.
BSO Crime Scene detectives processed the bloody taxi and the cooler bag left by the suspect. Inside the cooler was a partial bottle of Mountain Dew and a baseball cap. From the mouthpiece of the soda bottle BSO Crime Lab investigators recovered DNA matching Semie Robinson and from an emblem on the ball cap they lifted two of Robinson’s fingerprints.
Robinson has a violent criminal history and was paroled from prison 10 months ago. A warrant was obtained for his arrest and he was charged with attempted murder on December 12th. He is being held without bond at BSO’s main jail.
- THIS REPORT BY: Det. M. Copley, CID Jim Leljedal / PIO 12/21/11 1130