FORT WORTH -- A 34-year-old Fort Worth resident accused of robbing and fatally shooting a man outside the victim's Hemphill Street apartment has been indicted by a Tarrant County grand jury.
Jose G. Luna is now awaiting trial on a capital murder charge in the March 22 death of Gerald Robinson. The grand jury also returned a separate aggravated robbery indictment against Luna, stemming from allegations that he robbed a Metro PCS store two days after Robinson’s slaying.
Witnesses told police that they saw Robinson stumble down the stairwell leading from his apartment in the 3800 block of Hemphill Street, holding his abdomen and struggling to breathe before he collapsed on the pavement. Witnesses then saw a man come down the stairwell, pull a gun from his pocket and shoot Robinson in the head, police have said. Officials believe that Luna went to Robinson’s apartment and bought a small amount of drugs before shooting Robinson.
Luna was later arrested in Robinson's death after investigators discovered he had been arrested two days later in connection with a holdup at a Metro PCS store.
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In that case, a gunman wearing latex gloves and a black hooded jacket jumped over the counter and demanded money from the cash register, police have said.