Police investigate fatal shooting at Airbnb used to sell drugs

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (Gray News) – Officials in Florida are seeking to identify a suspect caught on surveillance video linked to a shooting that claimed the life of a 29-year-old man at an Airbnb.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office posted the video, which shows three men entering rental property in Davenport, Florida. Two of the men are later seen exiting the building.

Authorities say Xavier Antonio Johnson was shot and killed on April 13 at the property.

He and the other men had been trafficking and selling marijuana from the house since renting it since April 8, according to the sheriff’s office.

According to police, the men entered the house and shot Johnson. The sheriff’s office released a video of three men carrying the 28-year-old victim out of the house. After he left, police said the men took Johnson to Heart of Florida Hospital, where he died. The men in the video were later identified through community input.

The Sheriff’s Office released another video showing a suspicious police officer identified as Justin Jenkins with an unidentified suspect entering and exiting the Airbnb. Police said Jenkins was arrested and jailed on a first degree murder warrant.

Police said they are asking for the public’s help in identifying the other man in the video.

If you have any information related to this investigation, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200.

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