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Fifth person arrested in North Port shooting

Victim passed away days after the shooting, raising charges to murder
Posted at 10:54 PM, Jun 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-25 01:21:53-04

NORTH PORT, Fla. — UPDATE 6/24:
A fifth individual has now been charged with 2nd Degree Murder surrounding the Friday night shooting in North Port. Travon Abdi, 15, was arrested Thursday morning in Englewood.


We believe these are all the individuals in the vehicle which fired at and killed our victim. Abdi was booked into the Charlotte County jail this morning where he will likely be sent to a juvenile holding facility. I have requested his photo from CCSO. If I receive it, I will send it along.

Please see previous releases for additional information,

Charges are being upgraded for four suspects in a recent shooting that happened in North Port.

The shooting happened near the intersection of Biscayne Boulevard and Porto Chico Avenue Friday evening.

The person who was shot has died from his injuries.

“This is a very sad situation. Anytime young people are involved with a crime of this magnitude, we all need to reflect on what we are doing as a society. We are very fortunate in North Port that this is a very rare occurrence. With that said, our focus right now is justice for our victim. If you come to this city and take a life, you can expect to pay a very substantial price.” Chief Todd Garrison.

Navarius Mason, 14, Javen Paul, 15, Gavin Smith, 17, and Anthony Wicks, 22, are now facing 2nd Degree Murder charges.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. If you have any info about this case please contact 941-429-7300.