3 arrested in connection with Cape homicide

Posted at 10:28 PM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 06:42:45-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla., - Cape Coral Police have arrested three men early Thursday morning in connection with the death of 39-year-old Dayvin Johnson of Cape Coral.

Johnson, a former campaign worker for Democratic Congressional Candidate April Freeman, was shot and killed early Monday morning inside his mother's home on Northeast 23rd Terrace in what police are calling a targeted act inside the community.

In an email to Fox 4, Freeman writes, "My family, and the family of Dayvin Johnson are eternally grateful for the hard work and diligence being put forth by the Cape Coral Police Department in bringing the suspected perpetrators responsible for murdering Dayvin to justice."

Police arrested Mariano Saint Louis, Michael Webb and David Zapata. They are currently being held without bond facing robbery and homicide charges.

On Thursday, Cape Coral Police detectives were seen using machetes and metal dectors to search in the trees and around the home for clues that might be able to answer the question: What led to Johnson's death.

Johnson's tragic death now makes the fifth homicide of 2016, the most in one year since 2008.

"This happening anywhere is a tragedy but these homicides that have occurred in our area are not related to anything larger," said Cape Coral Police Chief David Newlan in a statement to the community on Wednesday.

Cape Coral Police says the investigation is ongoing. Count on Fox 4 to bring you the latest on this developing story.