A third person is in custody following a shooting Wednesday afternoon in Panama City that killed one man. This comes after investigators arrested two suspects late Wednesday night.
“It was a – to start with – an arranged illegal act and it became extremely worse for all involved,” said Sergeant Philip Himes.
Panama City Police were called to Magnolia Avenue with a report of a man shot in the head. Shortly after, Owen Frazier, 20, showed up at Bay Medical Center where he later died.
“The witnesses and citizens came forward really quickly with good information for us which is one reason why we had very good leads,” said Himes.
According to an affidavit report, Marcus Larry, 20, and Claude Cook, 17, attempted to rob the victim whom they knew and forcefully take a baggy of what appeared to be marijuana from him. Cook then shot Frazier in the head.
On Thursday, police announced the arrest of a third suspect, 16-year-old Datrion Hand.
“He is also being charged with murder, armed robbery and a delinquent in possession of a firearm,” said Himes.
Investigators reiterated they don’t believe Wednesday’s shooting is tied to the Foxwood Apartments shooting back in December.
“We do not have anything that connects the two,” said Himes.
Both Cook and Larry are charged with murder in addition to armed robbery with a firearm. Larry had first appearance Thursday afternoon. He is being held without bond. His next court date is February 7th.