Sanford police authorities have reached out to the public for any information that may assist them in locating a man believed to be involved in the fatal shooting of his cousin at an apartment complex. The incident took place at the Georgia Arms Apartments on Georgia Avenue, with reports of gunshots emerging shortly after 8 p.m. on Saturday, as announced by the police.
According to an official news release, the suspect behind this tragic event has been identified as Marquez Henderson, aged 26, who is accused of shooting his cousin, Jarkevis Canada, aged 24, resulting in Canada’s untimely demise. The two individuals were known to be related, sharing a familial bond as cousins. Witnesses on the scene informed law enforcement officials that a dispute had arisen between Henderson and Canada, purportedly concerning a female. This disagreement is said to have escalated to the point where Henderson allegedly brandished a firearm in the apartment complex’s parking lot, firing shots at Canada before hastily fleeing from the area.
Authorities arrived at the scene to discover Canada lying in the parking lot, having sustained a gunshot wound to the chest. He was swiftly transported to a nearby hospital, but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries, thus prompting a full-scale investigation. Sanford Police Department has since issued a warrant for the arrest of Marquez Henderson, who faces a charge of first-degree homicide.
Individuals with any relevant knowledge about the shooting incident or the current whereabouts of Marquez Henderson have been strongly encouraged to come forward and assist the Sanford Police Department. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crimeline at 800-423-8477. Importantly, information leading to the apprehension of Henderson in this homicide case is eligible for a substantial cash reward of up to $5,000, as stated in the news release.
Limited additional information has been shared at this time, leaving many unanswered questions surrounding the events that transpired at the apartment complex. As the investigation unfolds, authorities continue their efforts to piece together the sequence of events that culminated in this tragic loss of life.
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