RPD: Man shot while trying to rob pot dealer with help from two kids
RICHLAND, Wash. — A convicted felon was shot after attempting a robbery in Richland with help from two kids, court documents reveal.
According to an affidavit, on November 11 around 12:10 a.m. Alfredo Valentine Cabebe had arranged to meet with Marnicus Collins in the 1200 block of Winslow Avenue to purchase marijuana.
The two juveniles stayed in the car and were on the phone with the suspect during the meeting.
The alleged victim told police that Cabebe pointed a gun at him and ordered him to ‘give him everything’ before hitting him in the face with the gun. That’s when Collins also pulled out a gun and shot several rounds at Cabebe, documents said.
Cabebe fired back at least once, but did not hit Collins. The juveniles then put Cabebe in the car and took him to the hospital.
Richland police arrived and found Collins, along with cash, blood, and shell casings on the ground. Police took Collins’ firearm and then went to Kadlec where Cabebe had been dropped off with gunshot wounds.
The two juveniles in the parking lots were detained by Richland police, and one of them had a ‘large amount’ of cash in his pocket, according to court documents. The juveniles confessed that they had agreed to take part in the robbery with Cabebe and that they had disposed of his gun at his direction.
Cabebe’s 9mm Smith and Wesson pistol was later found hidden in a bush, documents explained.
As a convicted felon, Cabebe is not legally allowed to own a firearm.
He was previously convicted of robbery and burglary in 2010, and was released from prison in April of this year.