PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Two West Palm Beach men currently on probation after prison sentences have arrested in a shooting between two vehicles that killed a man near West Palm Beach.
Quinton Henderson, 31, and Nikobra Stringer, 27, were arrested Friday night and taken to the Palm Beach County jail. During first appearances on Saturday, bail was denied and their next court date is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on June 26.
They are facing charges of first-degree murder, firing a weapon from a vehicle, felon in possession of a weapon and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in fatality.
The arrest report of Henderson was posted Monday.
In 2017, Henderson was sentenced to five years in prison as a youthful offender after attempting kill a K-9 police dog in an overnight traffic stop in Royal Palm Beach. Convictions included possession of heroin, cocaine, marijuana and driving while license suspended. He got out of prison in July 2021, and probation is scheduled to end July 2, 2024.
In 2017, Stringer was convicted of fleeing of attempting to elude in high speed chase, felon in possession of a firearm, driving while license suspended, grand theft auto. He was sentenced to three years in prison, probation is scheduled to end Sept. 11, 2024.
At 12:28 a.m. May 9, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a shooting at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Westgate Avenue, south of Okeechobee Boulevard.
Deputies were dispatched to a shooting and located a 2023 BMW crashed north of the intersection because of being struck by gunfire. A unidentified man's body also was found close by.
Deputies also found another vehicle, a white Volkswagen SUV unoccupied, in the parking lot of 1033 North Congress Ave., that had heavy front-end damage and several bullet defects. The two vehicles were about 275 feet apart.
Stringer was found near the BMW bleeding from a gunshot wound to the left arm. He told detectives he was walking along Congress Avenue when he heard gunshots. Investigators determined his information was not consistent with physical evidence, including surveillance that showed him exiting the BMW.
Investigators determined Henderson was the driver of the BMW and the victim a passenger.
A male 911 caller said he observed a shootout in the area of West Gate Avenue and Congress Avenue involving the two vehicles.
An occupant of the Volkswagen said while driving west on Westgate Avenue, the BMW pulled up alongside the
passenger side of the Volkswagen SUV with the rear driver's window rolled down, according to the arrest report. While parallel, the rear passenger inside the BMW began shooting at the Volkswagen SUV. In fear, the driver of the Volkswagen SUV made a U-turn and continued east on Westgate Avenue, while being chased by the BMW.
Bullets struck the Volkswagen SUV through the rear window and side doors.
The BMW collided with a cement pole and electrical box, and the man's body is seen impacting both fixed objects.
The report doesn't name the Volkwagen occupants and whether they are suspects.