Second arrest made in North Port murder

Crime scene investigators comb through evidence of a homicide in North Port. (Photo via the North Port Police Department).
Marquis “Choppa” Harris
Michael Hendricks Jr.

NORTH PORT, Fla. A second arrest has been made in the killing of a 22-year-old man whose body was found Tuesday.

Michael Hendricks Jr., 42, is accused of conspiring to cover up the crime and lying to authorities during the investigation, North Port police said.

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

Marquis “Choppa” Harris, 26, was arrested Friday. He’s accused of pistol-whipping Jaqavies “Quay-Quay” Rivers and shooting him in the head at point blank range, according to police. Hendricks lives at the home on the 2400 block of Roxbury Circle where the killing took place.

Police said they found, guns, ammo, and drugs in the home.

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

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Hendricks is facing charges of having been an accessory to second-degree murder and possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon.

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