Marion County, FL (January 25, 2019) – Police have confirmed that 19-year-old Demetrius Antonio Wright and 20-year-old Calvin Denard Epps were arrested for a “drive-by” shooting and murder. The victim has since been identified as June Hugo.
On October 11, police say that they responded to the Circle K on Highway 40 to find that June Hugo had been shot. When they arrived, they discovered June Hugo in the backseat of a vehicle suffering from multiple gunshots. He was immediately transported for treatment of the gunshot wounds. While at the hospital, he sadly passed away.
A thorough investigation into the drive-by shooting that took place was completed, which is when deputies discovered that Epps and Wright were the prime suspects in the case. Witnesses came forward to conclude that Epps had been driving the vehicle while Wright shot at the car.
Wright has been charged with second-degree murder and is being held on a $100k bond and Epps was charged with principle to second-degree murder for his involvement. He was already out on bond when this incident took place therefore, he is not eligible for bonding out.
Marion County Murder Laws
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