FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Fort Pierce police have arrested a 17-year-old boy who authorities say shot a customer in the face at a Tropical Smoothie Cafe on Monday.
Police said the 39-year-old victim was complaining about the wait time for his food inside the restaurant, located at 5212 Okeechobee Road, around 3:30 p.m.
That's when the gunman "coincidentally" entered the restaurant and "confronted the agitated customer" and shot him in the face, according to a news release from police.
Investigators said the shooting was a coincidence and was unrelated to the customer complaining.
According to police, detectives made contact with the 17-year-old suspect late Monday night and questioned him at police headquarters. He was later taken into custody and transported to the Juvenile Detention Center.
Police said the teen is facing a charge of attempted murder. WFTS is not naming him because he's underage.
The victim was upgraded to good condition at the hospital on Monday and is expected to recover.
This story was originally published for WPTV by Matt Papaycik