A Pembroke Pines GameStop employee who was arrested after police said he fatally shot a shoplifter is speaking out.
Derrick Guerrero was released on bond Thursday, more than a day after the shooting at the store claimed the man's life.
"I’m really sorry for the family. I didn’t mean for any of this to happen to the family. It wasn’t my intention," Guerrero told reporters.
Police said Guerrero was working in the store when he saw a man shoplifting. Guerrero confronted the man, who ran toward the front door with the merchandise, police said.
Investigators said Guerrero pulled a gun from his waistband and fired a single shot, hitting the man in the torso.
"At no time did the victim threaten Guerrero or display any type of weapon," police said in a news release.
The man later died of his injuries. Family members identified him as 21-year-old Chadrick Coats. His grandmother described him as a "good kid" and a sophomore at Florida Memorial University.