BOCA RATON, Fla. - Boca Raton police said Wednesday that a third suspect has been arrested in connection with the December fatal shooting of a Florida Atlantic University student.
Alexander Eddie Gillis, 22, of Miami Gardens, Fla., is charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a fire arm. Boca Raton police said he was arrested Tuesday in Miami-Dade County.
Nick Acosta, a 19-year-old student, was shot Dec. 29 during a suspected drug deal at the University Park Apartments, a student-only apartment complex in Boca Baton.
Acosta was a sophomore student at the university, majoring in pre-business in the College of Business.
Boca Raton police said Gillis' description matched a suspect who was captured on video surveillance shortly before the shooting.
Gillis was also seen running with a pronounced limp from the apartment complex after the shooting. Video footage also showed several distinctive tattoos on Gillis.
Phone records for Gillis show a route from Miami Gardens to the area of University Park Apartments at the time of the homicide.
A person who raised Gillis identified him from the surveillance video and said Gillis had a limp because of gunshot wound he sustained last year.
2 previous arrests
Donovan Henry and Rodrick Woods were previously arrested and charged with first-degree murder with a firearm.
Henry and Woods also face charges of robbery and burglary with a firearm.
It's still unclear who was the gunman. Two other people are still being sought in the case.