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Fourth arrest made in Cape Coral homicide

Police say Rodney Charles fired the fatal shots
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Posted at 12:43 PM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 15:21:52-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A fourth man is now behind bars, charged in the death of a Cape Coral man who was shot and killed earlier this week in what police are now considering a marijuana drug deal gone bad.

On Monday, Dayvin Johnson -- a former campaign worker for Democratic congressional candidate April Freeman -- was gunned down inside his mother's home on Northeast 23rd Terrace in Cape Coral.

Thursday, police announced that three men were arrested for his death: Mariano St. Louis, Michael Webb, and David Zapata.  They are each facing robbery, and second-degree murder charges.

Now 18-year-old Rodney Charles has been arrested and is accused of pulling the trigger.  He went before a judge Friday on charges of Homicide and Robbery.

According to Cape Coral Police, the four men went to the home of Johnson with the intent of robbing him of marijuana.  Webb and Parker waiting in the car while St. Louis and Charles went to the house with a .22 rifle.  A confrontation ensued, and Johnson fought back.  That's when police say Charles shot Johnson.

Police later recovered the gun in a wooded area in Matlacha.