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Polk County detectives search for 2 suspects in Davenport homicide

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Posted at 6:14 AM, Apr 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-19 05:13:26-04

DAVENPORT, Fla. — Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff's Office are working to identify a suspect seen on a doorbell camera related to the murder of a man in Davenport.

The sheriff's office said 29-year-old Xavier Antonio Johnson, of St. Pete, was fatally shot on April 13 during a drug deal in an Airbnb. The sheriff's office said Johnson and his associates had been selling marijuana from the home on Acorn Court since April 8.

Around 8:30 on April 13, authorities said unknown suspects went into the home and shot the victim. Doorbell video showed three men carrying Johnson out of the house, but the sheriff's office has not named them suspects.

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29-year-old Justin Jenkins was identified over the weekend and taken into custody for first-degree murder in relation to the incident. However, deputies are still looking for a second suspect. That second suspect is described as an unknown white or Hispanic male. Those two are seen on a different doorbell video.

Polk suspects on doorbell cam

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200.

If you have information and wish to remain anonymous, and be eligible for a $5,000 cash reward, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers Florida in one of four ways:

  • Call 1-800-226 TIPS (8477)
  • Dial **TIPS from your cell phone
  • Visit the website and click on "Submit A Tip,"
  • Download the free "P3tips" app on your smartphone or tablet.