BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE 02/21/2020 2:17 p.m.:
The Bay County Sheriff's Office announced that Joshua Campell, Andre Bivins, and Jorge Hernandez were arrested for the murder of Edward Ross.
The BCSO announce they have arrested Andre Bivins, Joshua Campbell, and Jorge Hernandez for the murder of Edward Ross. (Bay County Sheriff's Office)
Deputies say Jorge Perez and Abel Ortiz are wanted for the murder.
A Panama City Beach man has been arrested on an open count of murder in connection with the Edward Ross murder, according to court documents. Joshua Campell was arrested Thursday and charged with an open count of murder.
The documents go on to say another man was arrested in Tallahassee on Wednesday in connection to the murder. The Leon County arrest report shows that Andre Bivins was arrested in Tallahassee on Wednesday on a warrant out of Bay County for 1st degree murder.
On December, 29, 2019 the Bay County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting in Panama City Beach. Deputies found Edward Ross shot multiple times, he was transported to Bay Medical Center, and later died.
According to the court documents, witnesses on scene described three males entering the home. Video surveillance shows two white cars at a gas station within two blocks of the home. One man was later identified as a co-defendant to Campbell in this case.
Through the investigation, deputies received information that Joshua Campbell was bragging about "banging a body," and accurately described of how Ross was found and the clothes he had on when the initial call came in.
On February, February, 18, Campbell was interviewed and denied being a part of the homicide.
Deputies gathered more information in the case from a co-defendant, and on February 19, that defendant was found in Tallahassee, Florida.
During an interview, the defendant identified Campbell as being involved in the shooting, saying Campbell was the one who shot the victim. The defendant denies being one of the shooters on December 29, but he did admit his role as being a driver for the shooters.
This is a developing story and we will update this story as more details become available.
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