A 17-year-old was walking home from the bus stop one Tuesday afternoon in April when he saw a familiar face.
“Lucky” and another person approached the teen near Seacrest Boulevard and Old Spanish Trail, exchanged words with the teen and reportedly started shooting at about 3:30 p.m. April 10.
The shooting was gang-related, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records state.
Authorities arrested “Lucky,” whose legal name is Luckson Valmir, early Friday on attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons charges in the gunfire this month.
The 19-year-old Boynton Beach resident, is reportedly a member of the Boynton-area gang Ready to Go. Judge Ted Booras ordered him to be held without bond at the Palm Beach County Jail during a hearing Friday morning.
The younger teen told authorities he first noticed Valmir shortly after 3 p.m. in a gold sedan parked at the RaceTrac gas station at the corner of Seacrest and Hypoluxo Road. The younger teen, his girlfriend and his little brother had just gotten off the bus and were walking home after school. The car slowly rolled by him, and someone inside pointed at the teen and said, “That’s him, that’s him,” according to sheriff’s records.
They drove off and turned onto a nearby street. Then two of the people inside the car, one of whom reportedly was Valmir, walked up to the teen and his girlfriend at the corner of Loquat Tree Drive and Seacrest Boulevard.
The teen told his girlfriend to go home. He recognized Valmir. The 19-year-old asked the younger teen if he was the one who’d fought him. The younger teen said yes, “but I beat you fair and square.”
+ Luckson Valmir photo
The male with Valmir replied: “Let’s kill this dude.” That male pulled out a gun, according to sheriff’s records, and the younger teen ran. He said he saw Valmir take the gun and point it at him. Valmir reportedly fired two shots. The younger teen screamed for his little brother, who was walking nearby, to run.
Valmir and the other suspect reportedly headed back toward the gold sedan. Before they got inside, though, the second suspect fired three more shots toward the teen, records state. No one was reported injured in the gunfire.
The teen told authorities he believes he was the intended target of the bullets because of his previous confrontations with Ready to Go, or “R2G,” gang members.
Someone reported the sound of gunfire to sheriff’s authorities at about 3:30 p.m., but the teen didn’t call authorities about the incident until that night because he said he wasn’t sure what to do, the report said.