Update – Suspects Arrested After Committing a HomicidePBSO
Further investigation led to two suspects identified and wanted for the death of the bar patron on July 31, 2021. Diaz was arrested on August 12, 2021 on the charges that appear below and Williams was arrested August 20, 2021 on the charges that appear below. Both currently reside in the PBC Jail.
August 20, 2021
Time: 9:06 pm
Location: 4900 block of Kirk Road
PBSO dispatch received a 911 from an individual stating that he/she witnessed a suspect shoot a victim. The suspect and his accomplice attempted to drag the victim’s body into a canal. As deputies were enroute to the scene the caller advised the suspects were now loading the victim’s body into a pickup truck, grey Ford 150. Before deputies arrived the suspects fled with the deceased victim’s body in the bed of the truck.
Minutes later, PBSO road patrol deputies located the pickup truck at 6th Avenue and Congress Ave with a body part of the deceased visible in the rear bed area. At that time a pursuit ensued and traveled eastbound on 6th Ave to I-95 then Northbound on I-95 to Martin Highway in Martin County.
With the assistance of Martin County Sheriff’s Office deputies the pursuit was terminated on Martin Highway under I-95. Both suspects were taken into custody and the deceased victim’s body was located in the bed of the truck.
PBSO Violent Crimes Division is currently on scene investigating further. MCSO is assisting.
More information will be released when it becomes available.