Fort Myers man 2nd suspect arrested for Tampa apartment homicide

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Demon Jamaol Speed
Demon Jamaol Speed, 29.

A man has been arrested in Southwest Florida in connection to a deadly Tampa apartment complex shooting.

Tuesday afternoon, detectives with the Fort Myers Police Departments Group Violence Intervention Unit, alongside the United States Marshals Service, arrested Demon Jamaol Speed, 29.

Speed had an active First Degree Homicide warrant out of Hillsborough County.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said on July 22; an adult male had been shot at the IQ Apartments parking lot. When deputies got to the scene the suspect had already driven away in an unknown direction.

The victim was transported to a local hospital which tried to give him lifesaving treatment. Despite their efforts, the victim died later.

Speed has had at least six previous arrests in Lee County on charges of trafficking heroin, possession of a weapon by a felon, aggravated assault, burglary, grand theft, battery, and other weapons offenses.

Darren Day’s mug shot by LCSO in connection with a Tampa homicide. (CREDIT: LEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE)

On August 2, Darren Day, 25, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service on a first-degree murder charge in relation to the same case.

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