Beach robbery attempt leaves one dead Monday afternoon

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Neighbors in one Panama City Beach apartment complex are asking for more security measures after a man was found dead with a gunshot wound Monday.

Panama City Beach police say it was 18-year-old Peyton Meyers' body found after a shooting at the 79 West apartment complex.

Police arrested 19-year-old Taylor West and 20-year-old Brandon Turntime on charges of armed home invasion and felony murder.

Thirty-four-year-old Holly Buchanan faces possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, and tampering with evidence charges.

Twenty-five-year-old Jeffrey Clark faces a charge of tampering with evidence.

Beach Police believe Meyers, West, and Turntime attempted to rob Buchanan of drugs and personal belongings. Police say when they tried, Buchanan armed herself with a large knife and Buchanan's roommate armed himself with a gun.

Police say Meyers and Turntime pointed their own firearms at Buchanan, at which point her roommate fired shots, hitting Meyers.

Beach Police say they responded to the scene after they got a call about gunshots just before 2 p.m.

"A couple witnesses gave us a great description of a vehicle leaving the scene, our uniform patrol division was able to stop the vehicle just west of this location about a half mile down the street. We were able to apprehend two suspects in that vehicle," Panama City Beach Police Chief Drew Whitman said.

Despite the scary ordeal, some tenants living at the apartment say they don't put all the blame on the complex.

"It's been a fairly safe community to live in thus far. There's been some issues with drugs in some of the complexes from what we understand, but we've been removed from it. But today, to have the body only a few doors down from you as a welcome home, it was pretty scary," Chris Hansen, a tenant said.

Other neighbors we spoke to say this incident is the last straw and they plan on moving out of the complex as soon as they can.

Police say more charges are anticipated as the investigation continues. All parties have been booked into the Bay County Jail and await first appearance.