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CCPD charges fourth person in shooting death

By Staff | Aug 26, 2016

The Cape Coral Police Department has arrested and charged a fourth suspect in Monday’s homicide, according to officials.

On Thursday, detectives arrested Rodney Charles, 18, of 1342 S.E. Second Ave., Apt. 1, on the charges of homicide murder not premeditated during other felony and robbery with firearm in the death of Dayvin Kendall Johnson, 39.

Charles was located with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force on Thursday night. He was taken into custody and booked at the Lee County Jail.

As of today, Charles remains at the Lee County Jail without bond. He has a court appearance scheduled for Sept. 29.

On Wednesday, three others were detained by the Cape police in connection to Johnson’s shooting death.

Mariano St. Louis, 23, Ivan Michael Webb II, 23, and Parker David Zapata, 19, were each charged with homicide murder not premeditated during other felony and robbery with firearm. St. Louis was additionally charged with burglary occupied dwelling unarmed.

As of today, St. Louis, a transient, is being held on $550,000 bond, according to records. Webb, of 1105 S.E. 26th Terrace, has a bond of $400,000; Zapata, of 2221 N.E. 15th Lane, is being held on $180,000 bond.

All three have court appearances set for Sept. 26.

At 1:22 a.m. Monday, Cape police responded to a suspicious circumstances call at 1216 N.E. 23rd Terrace. Officials reported that officers found Johnson dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Johnson’s mother said her son had run into the home stating that he had been shot.

According to officials, the investigation revealed that the homicide occurred as the result of a drug deal gone bad. The suspects went to Johnson’s home with the intent of robbing Johnson of marijuana. Webb and Parker stayed in the car, while Charles, armed with a .22 rifle, and St. Louis went to the residence.

There was a confrontation with Johnson, officials reported. Johnson took flight and was shot outside of the home by Charles. St. Louis entered the home with the intent to steal marijuana.

The suspects then fled the scene and got rid of the gun in a wooded area in Matlacha. The gun has been recovered by detectives.

“Our detectives have been working tirelessly on this case since the early hours of Monday morning,” Sgt. Dana Coston said via a prepared statement today. “Now that all of the suspects have been apprehended, we hope that the family of Dayvin Johnson can grieve and begin the healing process and that the neighborhood that was rocked by this incident can feel more safe knowing these men are behind bars.”

Johnson’s death marks the fifth homicide for the Cape this year.