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Man arrested for murder of 14-year-old shot in head in Port Richey drive-by on Valentine's Day

Posted: 8:13 PM, Mar 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-13 09:20:53Z

PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Pasco County deputies have arrested the man they say shot and killed a 14-year-old boy in a drive-by shooting on Valentine's Day.

On Monday, deputies announced the arrest of Steven Marin, 26, of Port Richey. 

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The Pasco County Sheriff's Office says at approximately 5:55 p.m. on Valentine's Day, Marin drove up and fired multiple rounds into the victim's vehicle at 6353 Ridge Crest Drive in Port Richey, striking a 14-year-old Christian Robinson in the head.

Deputies say the incident started out on US 19 after looks were exchanged when the victim’s car made a U-turn. Surveillance video then shows the victim’s car turn into a cul-de-sac after the shots, while the Marin's vehicle kept on going.

Robinson, an 8th-grader at Chasco middle school, died at the hospital a few days later.

Through witness statements, and searches of Marin's cell phone and vehicle, deputies were able to link him to the crime.

Marin has been arrested on a homicide charge and booked into the Land O' Lakes Detention Center.