UPDATE: Two Cocoa Men Arrested, Charged With First-Degree Murder of Dimitric Bailey
By Space Coast Daily // July 31, 2018
charged with first-degree murder, robbery with firearm and tampering with evidence
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Two men have been arrested for the murder of 22-year-old Dimitric Bailey.
Cocoa Police have identified the suspects as 22-year-old Xavier Deon Turner and 24-year-old Kenneth Monte Levatt Jr.
According to the police investigation, dispatchers received a call around 8:39 p.m. on Sunday about a man found dead inside a car at the end of Vagabond St. in Cocoa. When police arrived they confirmed the victim was dead from a gunshot wound.
Police say the engine was running and the victim, later identified as Bailey, was in the driver seat with at least two gunshot wounds.
The motive for the shooting appears to be a drug-related robbery, according to investigators.
The investigation revealed the two suspects met Bailey in the vehicle with intent to rob him of drugs and money. During the robbery, one of the suspects shot Bailey.
Both, Turner and Levatt Jr. are facing a charge of first degree felony murder, robbery with a firearm and tampering with evidence.
Authorities say the investigation is still ongoing and detectives are continuing to follow leads in order to strengthen the case for convictions upon prosecution. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).
Callers will remain anonymous and can be eligible for cash rewards of up to $5,000 in this case.
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