**UPDATE** Arrest Made in Double Homicide
Saturday November 17, 2018
Lee County Sheriff’s Office detectives were able to identify Elwood Timothy Robinson (DOB 10/26/72) as a suspect.
Detectives took Robinson into custody and charged him with two counts of 2nd Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Impersonating an Officer.
The victims have been identified as William Hughes (DOB 8/9/99) and Jeremy Stewart (DOB 1/31/02). Next of kin has been notified.
The investigation revealed a witness ran from the area of Park Way and W. Court Place in fear of getting into a fight when he encountered Robinson.
Robinson went to the address described above and identified himself as a law enforcement officer before firing shots at the two victims. Robinson fired another shot striking a female in the hand. She received non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to recover.
“These senseless acts of violence will not be tolerated, stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. Thanks to the quick actions of our Patrol Deputies and Homicide Detectives, this killer was identified and arrested. I can assure you my team stands ready to aggressively pursue these offenses and rid these killers from our streets. The death of these two young men is a tragic and needless loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s families as we work to bring justice for their loved ones.”
On Saturday November 17, 2018 just after 5 a.m. Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of Park Way and W. Court Place in Alva in reference to a shooting.
Due to the nature of the crime, detectives with the Homicide Unit assumed the investigation which is determined to be a double homicide.
The investigation is ongoing.
Further information will be released when available in the form of a press release.