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Tallahassee man arrested in connection to April homicide

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Posted at 1:50 PM, May 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-08 09:56:03-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man accused in the murder of Kelvin Farmer, Jr. in early April has been arrested by U.S. Marshals. 

Antonio Smith was arrested on Monday after a death investigation was initiated in April.

The Tallahassee Police Department says they were dispatched to 2818 Harwood Street about to a traffic crash. When officers arrived, they found the driver of the vehicle, Kelvin Farmer, Jr. with a gunshot wound to the head.

Farmer later died from his injuries. 

Through an investigation, police learned that Smith allegedly arranged a meeting with Farmer on Apachee Street to buy marijuana from him. When Smith and several others pulled up, Farmer was shot in the head.

The suspects, to include Smith, stole the victim's iPhone and a back pack likely containing drugs and money. After a thorough investigation, police found probable cause to arrest Antonio Smith for the death of Farmer. 

Smith was arrested on May 7 by members of the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force and later transported to the Leon County Dentition Facility.

TPD says the case is still an open and active investigation, and TPD will provide updates as they become available.

Three men were arrested in late April for allegedly kidnapping and attempting to kill the man they believed was involved in Farmer's death. Read more on that story here