Detectives arrest man for double homicide
The suspected killer of two teenagers in Olga has been taken into police custody.
Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested Elwood Timothy Robinson, 46, for the shooting death of William Hughes, 19, and Jeremy Stewart, 16, Saturday.
“These senseless acts of violence will not be tolerated,” Sheriff Carmine Marceno said. “Thanks to the quick actions of our patrol deputies and homicide detectives, this killer was identified and arrested.”
According to police, Robinson impersonated a police officer before shooting and killing the two boys. Robinson also shot a female in the hand. She received non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to recover, the police report said.
Detectives arrested Robinson for second-degree murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and impersonating an officer.
Hughes was originally identified by his ex-girlfriend at the scene. They have a 6-month-old daughter together. Hughes’ ex-girlfriend told WINK News she is heartbroken to have to tell their daughter of her father’s death.
Both Hughes’ and Stewart’s families have been notified by law enforcement. Their bodies were originally found near Park Way and W. Court Place in the wooded area of an Olga neighborhood.
“I can assure you my team stands ready to aggressively pursue these offenses and rid these killers from our streets,” Marceno said. “The death of these two young men is a tragic and needless loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s families as we work to bring justice for their loved ones.”
There have been at least 34 homicides in Lee County this year.
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