Arrest made in killing of man at North Port home

Jaqavies “Quay-Quay” Rivers (Photo provided by family)
Marquis “Choppa” Harri

NORTH PORT, Fla. An argument over drugs and money led to the killing of a 22-year-old man whose body was found Tuesday, North Port police said.

Marquis “Choppa” Harris, 26, was arrested in connection to the death of Jaqavies “Quay-Quay” Rivers, whose body was discovered at a home on the 2400 block of Roxbury Circle.

Harris is accused of pistol-whipping Rivers and shooting him in the head at point blank range, according to police.

Harris lives across the street from the site of the shooting, and he began arguing with Rivers over “a previous burglary of money and drugs,” police said.

Police found a silver handgun with DNA evidence on it and a spent casing in the barrel. The gun matches the description given to detectives as the one Harris used to shoot the victim, police said.

Rivers is facing charges of second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. More charges are pending as police continue their investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Det. James Keller at 941-429-7322 or

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