LCSO: Drug deal gone bad results in Lehigh Acres killing, arrest

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – A 17-year-old was arrested Tuesday for killing a teenager in what investigators described as a drug deal gone bad.

Tarozjay Deshun Cherry, of 3705 27th St. SW in Lehigh Acres, will be charged with robbery with firearm and homicide while in the commission of a felony, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said.

Cherry will initially serve 21 days in secure detention, which is common for juveniles facing serious charges. His first court date will be May 26.

Cherry faces charges in connection with the killing of Jonthomas Hobbs, 17, who was found dead Sunday night at the intersection of 32nd Street SW and Wanda Avenue.

“During the transaction, an altercation ensued between the occupants and the armed subject,” the department said in a statement. “Hobbs was shot one time in the shoulder and succumbed to his injuries.”

Detectives described the shooting as an “isolated incident.”

Cherry was arrested in January for robbery and faced charges in 2015 for battery of a public or private education employee.

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