Second arrest made in Golden Gate Estates homicide

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NAPLES, Fla.- A 22-year-old man was arrested in connection to a January 2015 shooting that left one teenager dead and another injured in Golden Gate Estates, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

Robert Kevin Cheney Jr., 22, of LaBelle, faces charges of third-degree murder and attempted third-degree murder for the shootings of Marcos Aleman, 17, and Michael Stallone, 18. Meliton Cruz, 17, was previously arrested by CCSO following the incident.

Detectives say Cruz shot the victims as they were sitting in their vehicle around 10 p.m. in the 2300 block of 50th Avenue Northeast.

Aleman died at the scene, officials said, but Stallone was able to exit the vehicle and get help from nearby residents. Stallone provided deputies with Cruz’s name and a vehicle description.

Detectives later obtained additional evidence linking Cheney to the crime. He is being held at the Hendry County jail on $760,000 bond.

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