Five Suspects Charged in Gang Related Homicide, Victim's Identity Not Released
Last updated 1/3/2023 at 12:21pm
BROOKSVILLE – 10-days after the first arrest was made in connection with a 2021 gang-related homicide, officials now say 5 suspects are behind bars.
The investigation began on the morning of July 13, 2021, when deputies were called to the area of Silent Breeze Street and Wolf Road. A delivery driver reported finding an unresponsive Hispanic male lying next to a 2021 Volkswagen Jetta. Fire Rescue later pronounced the subject deceased.
Investigators opened a homicide investigation after determining that the victim was the subject of a violent death.
Officials later determined that the victim was a member of the Latin Kings and had died as a result of a "beat down," due to his desire to leave the gang.
The investigation revealed that five individuals were responsible for the murder and acquired warrants for their arrest.
The following suspects have been charged:
- Shayne A. White-Gracteroly DOB/08-13-1991 - from Hernando County
- Jimmy Nguyen DOB/09-03-1993 – from Hernando County
- Reynol Gonzalez DOB/07-08-1997 – from Putnam County
- Hector Robles DOB/06-12-1976 – from Marion County
- Reynaldo Fonseca DOB/02-20-1991 – from Marion County.
The charges for each one of the suspects were as follows:
- 3rd Degree Murder
- Aggravated Battery
- Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Battery.
Three suspects remain in the Hernando County Detention Center, awaiting trial. The other two suspects have posted bond.
Officials say, the identity of the victim has been withheld, as per Marsy's Law.
Assistant State Attorney Peter Magrino suggested that there were a total of six suspects. It is unknown if there is still one suspect accounted for.
Anyone with information on this Homicide is requested to contact Detective Tom Cameron at 352-754-6830.
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