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Suspect in custody after deadly shooting Sept. 3 in West Palm Beach

Posted at 9:02 AM, Sep 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 05:39:36-04

UPDATE: West Palm Beach police said Monday they arrested 23-year-old Jabari Q. Blye of Riviera Beach in connection with the death of Raequan Haywood. 

He was booked Monday afternoon at the Palm Beach County Jail.


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.-- Police say a person was shot and killed in West Palm Beach Sunday night.

Investigators said they learned about the shooting after the victim arrived at a hospital for treatment.

The incident happened in the 1500 block of 44th St. around 10:30 p.m.

Police identified the victim as 18-year-old Raequan Haywood.

Shawn Boone has lived on the 1500 block of 44th Street for 18 years, but Sunday night he heard an unfamiliar sound.

"We were sitting in the family room and we heard about five or six gunshots," he recalled.

Boone told WPTV after he heard the shots, he looked out the window to see if he could see anything, but it was too dark. The street light on his block is broken.

"It's been out for about three weeks now. We've called FP&L for them to come out and fix it because at night it's so dark you can't see anything," Boone said.

He calls the broken light a safety concern and believes a better lit block could help deter crime. WPTV reached out to Florida Power and Light and the city about the broken light.

"We've got a lot of elderly people in our neighborhood we have some that are sick and with this type of activity it's not good for our neighborhood," he said.

Detectives ask anyone with information to call the West Palm Beach Police Department at 561-822-1900 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers, at  800-458-TIPS.

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