Man arrested in fatal shooting at luxury condo in Miami's Edgewater

John Stanton faces murder charge in shooting at 601 Blue

By Liane Morejon - Reporter, Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer

MIAMI - Police have arrested a Hollywood man accused of fatally shooting another man last week inside a luxury condominium building in Miami's Edgewater neighborhood.

John Stanton, 28, faces a charge of first-degree murder.

Early Friday, police were called to a shooting inside the 601 Blue condominiums on Northeast 36th Street. 

According to an arrest report, Stanton and an accomplice had entered the apartment just after 1 a.m. and fatally shot the victim after a brief struggle. Stanton and the accomplice also stole a Louis Vuitton messenger bag and then fled the building.

People who knew the victim, Marley Jackson, 34, said his family lives in Philadelphia and he has been living in Miami for a while selling high-end jewelry.

Stanton was also facing charges that he stalked a woman with whom he was romantically involved for about seven months, according to an arrest report. Stanton was accused of threatening to kill her and her family. 

He was arrested Tuesday on an out-of-county warrant. He is currently being held at Miami-Dade County's Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center without bond.

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