Boward County man arrested again on murder charges

Trevon Anthony Lamons, a 25-year-old man, has been arrested in Hollywood and is facing murder charges in connection with the fatal shooting of Dexter Eugene Owens, a 34-year-old individual, that occurred on October 12, 2023, at the Dover Gardens Apartments in Orlando. Lamons’ arrest is not his first encounter with law enforcement.

On the evening of October 12, 2023, the Orlando Police received a 911 call reporting a loud disturbance at the apartment complex. Subsequently, another call came in, stating that a man had been killed inside one of the apartments. When the officers arrived at the scene, they discovered Dexter Owens with multiple gunshot wounds, lying unconscious near the apartment’s entrance.

Lamons, the alleged perpetrator, was apprehended in Hollywood, and he is currently detained in the Broward County Jail. He awaits extradition to Orange County to face the charges against him, which include second-degree murder with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and shooting into a dwelling related to the shooting incident.

Trevon Anthony Lamons has a history of involvement with law enforcement, dating back to when he was 17 years old. At that time, he was reportedly engaged in an officer-involved shooting in Orlando. On January 16, 2016, Lamons, who was driving the stolen vehicle, allegedly tried to strike one of the officers with the car. In response, an officer discharged their firearm at Lamons, who was eventually apprehended after crashing the stolen car into an abandoned home. These prior encounters with law enforcement suggest a pattern of criminal behaviour in Lamon’s past, making the murder charges he now faces even more concerning.

The arrest of Trevon Anthony Lamons underscores the importance of addressing the issue of repeat offenders within the criminal justice system and highlights the need for effective intervention and rehabilitation programs aimed at reducing recidivism. His case also serves as a reminder of the challenges faced by law enforcement officers in dealing with individuals with a history of criminal activity. Lamons’ future legal proceedings will determine the extent of his culpability in the recent tragic shooting incident, and justice will be sought for the victim, Dexter Eugene Owens.

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