Police obtain search warrant after 2 bodies found inside West Palm Beach apartment

2 bodies found in West Palm Beach apartment

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - UPDATE: Police have identified the two people found dead inside a West Palm Beach apartment as Brian Tanksley, 33 and Sean Austin Pollum, 20. Police say the case is being investigated as a homicide.


West Palm Beach police detectives have received a search warrant to continue their investigation on Tamarind Avenue.

It was there Thursday afternoon that two men were found dead inside an apartment.

According to police, dispatchers received a call around 4 p.m. Thursday from the person who found the men.

Initial reports indicate they may have been shot to death.

Police say it's too soon to tell if the crime is gang related or what time the men were killed.

Ricky Aiken, the founder of Inner City Innovators, has been very outspoken about the recent wave of violence in the community.

The group reaches out to residents in the north end of West Palm Beach, helping them "overcome the plights" of living in the "inner city."

"This shouldn't be a place where someone can come in with no regard for human life and do things like this and gets away with it. So I think we as a community need to come together and turn the page of what's acceptable here," Aiken says.

Chris Ortiz also lives in the area.

While police haven't yet released the names of the victims, he says he knows one of the men who was killed.

Ortiz says the victim was religious and encouraging.

"The last time I seen him, he was telling me 'You got a family man. Just keep your head up, stay prayed up. Stay out of trouble.' If he sees that you're going down that wrong path, he's going to get in your ear and try to steer you clear from that," he says.

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