2 felons arrested in connection with a shooting incident in Collier County

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John Martin Crist, 28, Juan Pablo Rodriguez, 32 (CREDIT: WINK News)

Collier County Sheriff’s Office arrested two convicted felons in connection to a shooting incident that left a woman dead and a man critically injured.

John Martin Crist, 28, and Juan Pablo Rodriguez, 32, were arrested on charges of second-degree murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and shooting into a dwelling.

Sunday morning deputies responded to a report of a shooting at a residence in the 2900 block of 28th Avenue Southeast.

According to Collier County Sheriff’s Office, deputies found a 34-year-old woman who had been shot multiple times and was deceased, and a 36-year-old man who had been shot in the head.

The male victim told deputies they were shot by a man he knew as “KB” who had multiple facial tattoos and fled in a white SUV, according to Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

The male victim was flown by medical helicopter to a hospital in Lee County with life-threatening injuries.

While deputies were en route they observed a white SUV with its lights off speeding down 28th Avenue Southeast.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the SUV and detained the driver, Rodriguez, and passenger, Crist, whose face was covered in tattoos and matched the victim’s description of the shooter, according to Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

Rodriguez had been driving Crist home from Immokalee when Crist asked him to stop at the victim’s residence to collect money he was owed. Rodriguez waited in the car while Crist went to the residence. Rodriguez heard several pop sounds and Crist returned to the vehicle. Rodriguez drove the blacked-out vehicle onto Everglades Boulevard as deputies were responding to the area and initiated the traffic stop which led to their arrests, according to Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

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