Update – Detectives are investigating a Homicide in Lantana

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Update – Detectives are investigating a Homicide in Lantana

Update

Further investigation into this homicide led detectives to three (3) suspects; Benjamin Coreas, DOB: 1/03/2003, Javier Benitez, DOB: 5/06/2003 and a Juvenile, DOB: 6/2004Benjamin was currently in custody on other charges.  He was booked on additional charges including First Degree Murder, Wednesday, February 16, 2022 and Javier and the Juvenile were arrested today, February 17, 2022.

 

 

Benjamin Coreas - Arrested Benjamin Coreas - Arrested
Javier Benitez - Arrested Javier Benitez - Arrested

 

 

January 19, 2022

The victim is a juvenile and not an adult male like previously reported.  The juvenile’s name will not be released as the family has invoked Marsy’s Law.

The investigation is still active and ongoing.

Anyone who has information on this shooting is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

 

January 18, 2022

Date:           January 16, 2022
Time:           10:30 pm
Location:    Shooting appears to have occurred in the 3300 block of West Cat Cay Road, Lantana

Deputies responded to JFK Hospital located in the 5300 block of South Congress Ave, in regards to a victim, an adult male, suffering from gunshot wound(s).  Shortly after the victim was dropped off he succumbed to his injuries.  Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division arrived on scene to investigate further.  Further investigation determined the shooting took place in the 3300 block of West Cat Cay Road, Lantana.

The investigation is still very active and ongoing.  Motive and suspect information is unknown.

Anyone who has information on this shooting is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

 

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