Man arrested in connection with Daytona Beach homicide

Victim fatally shot during fight, police say

By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor , Loren Korn - Reporter

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A man accused of fatally shooting another man during a fight earlier this month has been arrested, the Daytona Beach Police Department announced Tuesday afternoon.

Police said Michael Henderson, 37, shot  Allen Dexter Johnson, 49, as Johnson was driving a red 2016 Nissan Altima around 7:30 a.m. March 4. The two men had been arguing.

Johnson drove the car from the 600 block of Eldorado Street to the the 800 block of Magnolia Avenue. Two men got out and ran away when the car came to a stop, according to a news release.

Johnson died at the scene.

A warrant was issued for Henderson's arrest shortly after the shooting.

"He's a coward. He ran, but now he's in custody," Chief Craig Capri said.

Thanks to good police work and help from U.S. marshals, authorities found Henderson, an ex-convict, in Douglasville, Georgia.

"He initially tried to resist and barricade himself but he surrendered peacefully," Capri said

Henderson was on the run for 10 days.

"Now, he's in custody. So, the community is safe and that's the most important thing," Capri said.
 
Anna Hogan is one of those residents who lived in fear until Tuesday when she learned the accused gunman is behind bars.

"I'm glad for that because somebody lost their life. Life is too precious for somebody to take their life like that," Hogan said.

Johnson's family declined to comment but police said the family is now relieved.

"It's a tragic situation and I'm just happy that the family ... can get some closure now," Capri said.

Daytona Beach police said there have been three homicides this year and after this arrest, all of them have been solved.

Henderson is charged with first-degree murder.

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