2 men arrested in connection to murder at Village Creek Apartments in Fort Myers

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Troymel Barnes and Wayne Taylor arrested for alleged murder. Photo via FMPD

After an eight-day investigation, Fort Myers police arrested two suspects in connection to a murder at a Fort Myers apartment complex that happened last Sunday.

According to the Fort Myers Police Department, Troymel Barnes and Wayne Taylor were arrested for the murder of 23-year-old Eric Galvan that took place at the Village Creek Apartments on Winkler Avenue in Fort Myers on Sept. 22.

Police say they were able to track them down using their Real-Time Crime Center. Some of the footage they collected came from a Ring doorbell in the Village Creek Apartments, where the shooting happened.

The video shows Barnes and Taylor leaving the property.

The FMPD chief says the two are from Georgia and came to Fort Myers for a pre-arranged drug deal to buy marijuana.

They went back to Georgia where the Milledgeville Police Department and the Sheriff’s Office tracked them down.

FMPD Chief Derrick Diggs had a pretty firm stance on the case in regards to violent crime.

“Violent crime will not be tolerated in the City of Fort Myers,” Diggs said in a news conference Monday afternoon. “It will not be tolerated and if your objective is to come to this city and commit a violent act, let me warn you now— we will hunt you down and hold you accountable.”

Taylor and Barnes both face extradition from Georgia to face charges here in Fort Myers.

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