What to Know
- Tyric Robinson, 23, is accused of shooting at three teenagers who he believed had thrown a stick at his car in Gloucester Township, NJ.
- None of the teens were hurt in the shooting and Robinson was arrested, police said.
- Robinson is charged with three counts of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and other related offenses.
A New Jersey man pulled out a gun and fired at a group of teens in a wooded area after accusing them of throwing a stick at his car, police said.
Tyric Robinson, 23, is charged with three counts of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and other related offenses.
Police told NBC10 the ordeal began on Sept. 16 at a cul-de-sac on Yorkshire Road in the Brittany Woods section of Gloucester Township. Robinson was driving in the area when he spotted three teenagers who he believed had thrown a stick at his car, according to investigators. Robinson then got out and confronted the teens near a park, demanding answers, police said.
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“He approached the subjects, asked them who had thrown it,” Gloucester Township Police Lieutenant Mark Benton said. “They said they didn’t throw anything at his car. He did at some point in time say, ‘I’ll come back. I got something for you.’”
Robinson drove 11 miles to his home in Chesilhurst and then returned to Gloucester Township to confront the teens once more, police said.
“Subjects see him coming back at a high rate of speed at which point they run into the woods right off the roadway at which point they hear a series of shots being fired,” Lt. Benton said.
Robinson allegedly fired multiple shots at the teens. NBC10 obtained surveillance video showing bullets flying from a vehicle as it moves down the street.
“It was just like four loud, ‘Pop. Pop. Pop. Pop,’” Michael Lush of Gloucester Township told NBC10. “I said, ‘What the heck is that?’”
NBC10 also obtained the 911 call from one of the teens.
"Someone is shooting at us," the teen says while in tears. "In Brittany Woods."
None of the teens were hurt in the shooting. The surveillance footage as well as a license plate reader helped investigators identify Robinson as the gunman, police said. He was then arrested.
“Whether it was an expensive car or not an expensive car, this is something that he valued,” Lt. Benton said. “Does it take that to the extreme level of attempting to take a human life or shooting at somebody with a firearm? No.’”
Robinson was using his father's handgun as well as his vehicle despite not having a license, according to the criminal complaint.
He remains in custody at the Camden County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 30.
Officials advise anyone involved in any type of argument or altercation with someone, no matter how trivial, to call police and allow them to handle it.