JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – An 18-year-old woman was arrested early Wednesday and charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man during a break-in into an armed house in Jacksonville Beach in September.
Ezekiel Archuleta of Jacksonville died after being shot dead on September 21 at his home on Penman Road North on 12th Avenue. Officers sent to an ongoing burglary found the victim in front gardens with gunshot wounds. He died in a hospital.
After the shooting, police charged the 22-year-old resident of the house, Roman Steward Jr., of armed possession of marijuana. He was not charged with the shooting.
Jacksonville Beach police said Steward told investigators that his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend Samantha Allison Weiner asked several people to rob him in retaliation for a recent breakup. Police said they learned that Weiner provided steward’s address and specific information to Archuleta to complete the robbery. This included who lived in the apartment, suggestions for entry points, and what items to take with you.
After confirming that Archuleta was one of the stewards called to begin the robbery, police said they had received an arrest warrant for charges of second degree murder and solicitation of the robbery. She was arrested at 1:16 am on Wednesday at her St. Johns County residence.
Archuleta’s aunt told News4Jax in September that she was shocked to learn of his death. She said Archulata’s 14-year-old brother was walking with him when the person in the house came out and started shooting.
“He was basically a good kid who was loved by his family,” the aunt told News4Jax. “When he was a good kid, he took a different path and he and his family were working to get him going again.” the right way. He just got a new job and is one of four siblings. “
The aunt sent a message to the parents of a child who may be having problems: “If you feel your child is injured or needs help, please don’t give up.”
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