Second Suspect Arrested in July Murder of Man at Miami Condo

A second suspect has been arrested in the murder of a man who was found shot to death inside a Miami luxury condo back in July.

Jermaine Sheldon King, 34, was arrested Thursday on charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery with a deadly weapon in the killing of 34-year-old Marley Jackson, Miami police said.

Officers found Jackson's body after they responded to the Blue on The Bay complex at Northeast 36th Street and 6th Avenue shortly before 1:30 a.m. on July 20 after reports of shots being fired, officials said.

John Stanton, 28, was arrested in connection with the murder just days after. 

According to an arrest report, Stanton and King arrived at Jackson's apartment, where a witness heard a brief struggle followed by a gunshot. The report said the other person stole Jackson's Louis Vuitton messenger bag and the two fled the building.

“They’re seen walking towards the elevator and then they’re seen, I guess, leaving, breathing heavily and appeared disoriented and in possession of the victim’s Luis Vuitton bag worth $1,300," prosecutor Nessa Eth said in bond court Friday.

Detectives got an anonymous tip about King, a Jamaican native who has been living in South Florida for two years, and identified him in part by his tattoos and cellphone records. 

King remains in jail Friday on no bond, online records show. Attorney information was not immediately available.

Friends said Jackson was a custom jewelry maker.

"You would think since he’s a jeweler, you know, that they were coming for that so but everything was left alone," Elizabeth Dalman said.

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