4th suspect arrested in FAU student's homicide

Posted at 1:29 PM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-25 08:16:07-05

A fourth person was arrested Wednesday in connection with December’s fatal shooting of a Florida Atlantic University student.

Nicholas Acosta, 19, died in the shooting on Dec. 30 at the University Park apartments in Boca Raton.

Boca Raton police said telephone records of one of the suspects, Donavan Henry, revealed multiple phone numbers from the day of the homicide. Henry was arrested shortly after the fatal shooting.

One of the numbers was registered to Rodrick Woods, who was subsequently arrested and charged on Jan. 11. Another phone number was identified and linked to 22-year-old Adonis Gillis.

One of the cars seen entering and exiting the University Park complex at the time of the shooting was registered to the mother of Adonis Gillis. Police said this car was caught on camera traveling in tandem with the black car registered to the father of Donovan Henry.

Police said the vehicles traveled from Miami-Dade County to the apartment complex and then back to the Miami area. Phone records for Gillis showed a route from Miami Gardens to the area of University Park apartments when the shooting death occurred.

Lillie Johnson, the grandmother of Adonis, and identified him from video images.

Boca Raton Detectives charged Gillis with first-degree murder and robbery with a firearm.

On Wednesday, Gillis was arrested in Miami-Dade County with the assistance of the United States Marshals Service.

Earlier this month, the third suspect in the case, Alexander Gillis, 23, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a firearm.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming. If you have information about this crime, please  call Detective Scott Hanley or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.