ORLANDO POLICE: 3 USVI Men Kill Florida Man In Robbery Gone Bad At Hotel
ORLANDO — Three U.S. Virgin Islands men are in custody for a fatal shooting of a man in the downtown area of the third largest city in Florida last month.
Jahkeel Daiquon O’Neil, 21; Jahkiel Shaquille “Ayee Flea Dehdan” Gumbs of St. Croix, 24; and De’Ondre “Deo” Simmonds of St. Croix, 22, have been taken into custody for the Ambassador Inn shooting death of 25-year-old Jeff Aldolphe that occurred November 4, Orlando police investigators said on Saturday.
“Police found O’Neil first by using the surveillance video and body cam video from an officer who was in the area for an unrelated call,” said WESH reporter Bob Hazen in a televised report. “They showed a distinctively-damaged car; plus, they were able to use it to get a license plate number.”
One of the suspect’s told them the original plan was only to rob the victim, not kill him, according to Florida police.
“Orlando police had a witness who said he saw the shooting,” Hazen said. “But it was surveillance cameras on the hotel and at a 7-11 across the street that led investigators to these three men.”
O’Neil was arrested November 20 in Osceola County and taken to the Osceola County Jail in Florida. Gumbs and Simmonds were arrested Wednesday and taken to the Orange County Jail in Florida.
In November, Orlando police officers surrounded the Ambassador Inn on West Colonial Drive for several hours and Aldophe was found shot in his car, police said.
Aldophe was taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.
No other details have been released by the Orlando Police Department.
Simmonds, a promising baseball prospect, has family in Estate La Reine, St. Croix, several sources told the Virgin Islands Free Press tonight.
Gumbs’ nickname “Ayee Flee Dehdan” means “everyone stay away from the bad man” in the Crucian dialect.
The suspect Gumbs misspelled the word “flee” in his Facebook profile.