A drug deal gone wrong left one person dead and another person facing murder charges, police said.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office in Florida arrested Jordan Matthew Neal in connection to the case last week. He was charged with second-degree murder with a firearm.
Around 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 12, deputies responded to a call for a report of a person with a gunshot wound to the hand. The victim said he was robbed and someone there was possibly dead.
When deputies arrived, they found Cameron Cole Dalzell dead, according to the sheriff’s office.
As police investigated, Neal went to the sheriff’s office and asked to speak to a detective. Investigators said Neal and Dalzell were both armed and planned to meet with two people and rob them of their marijuana.
Police said the group all met in a car and Dalzell took out a gun and pointed it at the driver, according to the sheriff’s office. The driver then took out their gun. Neal tried to take out a gun, but it was taken away by the fourth person in the car.
Dalzell and the driver then started to shoot at each other, police said.
Police said since Dalzell and Neal executed the robbery plan during a pre-arranged drug buy, Neal was being charged with murder. He is being held in jail on $100,000 bond.