CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Police have arrested a man in connection with the fatal shooting of a Coral Springs man last month.
Tevaughn Campbell was arrested Thursday on a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the Oct. 29 shooting death of Hicksbert Grant.
Coral Springs police officers said Campbell, 27, of Coconut Creek, ambushed Grant, 48, in a robbery attempt in the driveway of his home on Northwest 72nd Drive.
According to investigators, Grant was returning home from making a deposit at the bank when the fatal shooting occurred.
In a press conference Friday afternoon, officers stressed that Grant was "truly an innocent victim."
Investigators found a skullcap at the scene of the shooting and lab tests revealed DNA from the piece of clothing matched that of Campbell, Sgt. Scott Myers told reporters in the press conference Friday afternoon.
While investigators waited for lab tests to confirm the DNA belonged to Campbell, they reviewed hours of surveillance camera footage and found the vehicle they believe was used in the robbery, which they confirmed belonged to Campbell.
Using those two pieces of evidence, officers moved in to apprehend Campbell, who attempted to resist arrest and tossed a gun into a lake. The gun was later recovered by a dive team.
Investigators are running forensics on the firearm and believe that Campbell may have committed multiple robberies.
Campbell was being held without bond at a Broward County jail in Pompano Beach.
Officers are asking robbery victims and law enforcement staff who may know of robberies committed by Campbell to call 954-493-TIPS.