UPDATE: 4th suspect arrested in Dec. 2021 Quincy murder
QUINCY, Fla. (WCTV) - A fourth suspect has been arrested in connection to a murder in Quincy from December 2021.
Tyreicus Smith was the latest suspect to be arrested in the murder of 31-year-old Jermane Rittman, the Quincy Police Department announced Thursday, June 23. Rittman was shot to death at a home in the 1600 block of Hardin Ave. on Dec. 28, 2021. Investigators have described it as a robbery gone wrong.
Rittman was a father of four.
The other men who have been arrested in this case include Roderek Gordon, Marco Rollins and Devarcus Showers.
Authorities said in December they were working to gather details about a fifth person who was believed to be involved. They were not identified at the time, and QPD did not provide an update on that person when announcing Smith’s arrest.
Below, you’ll find WCTV’s previous coverage of the murder, as well as a picture of all of the suspects who have been arrested.
QUINCY, Fla. (WCTV) - Three men are now in custody, charged in connection with a homicide in Quincy late last year. Investigators are seeking the public’s help tracking down two more men believed to be involved in the murder.
A father of four, 31-year-old Jermane Rittman, was shot to death at a home in the 1600 block of Hardin Avenue on Dec. 28, 2021, in what investigators say was a robbery gone wrong.
Monday, the Quincy Police Department announced the arrest of 20-year-old Roderek Gordon, and said two other suspects already in custody, 22-year-old Marco Rollins and 29-year-old Devarcus Showers, are now formally charged in the case.
Gordon and Rollins are charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery. Showers faces an armed robbery charge.
Police are still searching for a fourth suspect, 24-year-old Tyreicus Smith, who officers say should be considered armed and dangerous.
Investigators say they are also trying to learn more about a fifth person, believed to be involved, who has not yet been identified.
The shooting happened a little after four in the afternoon, the Tuesday after Christmas in 2021, and several men in masks were seen running from the home. Rollins was arrested later that night after police spotted him in the car seen leaving the area and chased him down in Gretna. Showers was picked up in January.
Quincy police are asking anyone from the community who knows the location of Smith or the identity of the unknown suspect to call QPD at 850-627-7111 or, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 850-574-TIPS.
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