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Murder Suspect Arrested At Island Boys' Home

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Murder Suspect Arrested At Island Boys' Home

Police have arrested a murder suspect at the home of the Island Boys in Florida, according to TMZ.

Officers raided the home of the TikTok stars and arrested Andrew James Thomas, who is suspected of killing an eight-year-old girl in a drive-by shooting.

Coral Springs Police Sgt. Ernesto Bruna told TMZ it wasn't clear if Thomas was staying with the Island Boys or just visiting.

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In a statement shared on social media yesterday (Monday 7 February), Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said: "We got’em! Our detectives have made an arrest on the horrific drive-by shooting that killed an 8-year-old girl.

"Thanks to the assist of Coral Springs Police, a search warrant was issued early this morning and Andrew James Thomas was arrested.

"This investigation has been tirelessly investigated by PBSO Violent Crimes Division detectives and Gang Unit detectives for the last three days. With the assistance of cooperating witnesses a suspect was identified.

"After further investigation detectives located the suspect in the City of Coral Springs."

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The statement continued: "With the assistance of Coral Springs Police Department a search warrant was executed early this morning.

"Coral Springs PD currently had charges on the suspect and affected an arrest.

"PBSO was able to locate significant evidence to get an arrest warrant singed by Judge Renatha Francis, 15th Judicial Circuit, today for the following charges: first-degree murder with a firearm, attempted first-degree murder with a firearm and felon in possession of a firearm.

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"The suspect will be booked into the Broward County Jail on Coral Springs PD charges with a HOLD for Palm Beach County."

Thomas has been arrested in connection with the shooting of an eight-year-old girl. Credit: Broward Sheriff's Office
Thomas has been arrested in connection with the shooting of an eight-year-old girl. Credit: Broward Sheriff's Office

The manager of the Island Boys - who are twins, real names Franky and Alex Venegas - said Thomas was a friend of theirs and he showed up a few nights ago to stay at their place.

He told WPBF: "We had no idea any of this was going on, really.

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"We just knew him as a quiet kid and he would come and hang out and do his thing and go back to whatever he got going on but we had no clue about any of these allegations toward him.

"We just knew him as a good person, someone who grew up with the Island Boys."

He added that Alex cried after realising why Thomas was being arrested.

He said: "If we knew anything like this was going on we wouldn't have allowed him on the property."

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Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office declined to comment further on an active investigation when contacted by LADbible.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/kodiyakredd

Topics: US News, Crime

Jake Massey
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