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Man injured in shooting at shopping plaza faces robbery, assault charges

Darryl Gary-Paul McLinton 'was the aggressor' leading up to the shooting, deputies say
Crime scene at 1376 Military Trail near West Palm Beach. Dec. 24, 2023.png
Posted at 4:45 PM, Dec 25, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-25 23:25:28-05

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A 28-year-old Miami man injured during a shooting at a shopping plaza on Sunday morning is facing charges of robbery, simple assault and criminal mischief, in connection to the incident, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

Darryl Gary-Paul McLinton "was the aggressor" leading up to the shooting at Palm Beach Commons plaza around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, spokeswoman Teri Barbera said in an inquiry from WPTV.

McLinton was taken to a hospital but was booked into the Palm Beach County jail at 2:04 p.m. Sunday. He is being held on a $3,500 bond and is facing charges of burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, damage to property-criminal mischief and simple assault with intent to do violence.

During his first appearance on Monday, he was ordered not to have contact with the victim. His next court appearance was set for 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 23.

No details on the incident, including the shooter, were available from Barbera. The arrest report isn't posted on the clerk's website on Christmas.

The shooting was at 1376 N. Military Trail and Cherry Road, north of Belvedere Road.

At the scene, WPTV reporter Victor Jorges said law enforcement activity was centered in the parking lot near the Blue Boar Tavern. Other businesses include a Family Dollar, Wendy's and a barbershop.