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police announced an arrest for the two young men who were killed Saturday evening.
Daytona Beach officers found the bodies of 19-year-old Trey Ingraham, the former football standout, and Jordan Paden, also 19-years-old.
The bodies were found inside’s Ingraham’s apartment on Friday night.
Cbs12 reported that Ingraham had played football at Santaluces High School, west of Lake Worth, then transferred to Saint John Paul II Academy in Boca Raton for his senior year.
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Police said Paden, who was also from the West Palm Beach area, was visiting Ingraham at the time.
It was reported that Daytona Police charged Damon Kemp, another 19-year-old, with two counts of second degree murder in the killings of Ingraham and Paden.
CBS12 spoke with two local men who knew Ingraham through athletics. One called him a ”promising young man” and the other called Ingraham a “special kid.”
“All he wanted to do was chase his dreams,” said Shiloh Johnson, who like others in Daytona, knew Ingraham for his boxing.
“All he wanted to do was box and make a living for his family,” said Jeremiah Baxter. “Because where he come from, they don’t make it out, but he made it out”
“He was adamant about not just being a fighter, but even after leaving the gym, how to conduct himself as a gentleman,” added Benjamin Wright.
Craig Capri, Daytona Beach Police chief, expressed his frustration with neighbors in Ingraham’s apartment complex.
“I think they failed by not calling,” said Chief Capri. “We were there Thursday on some other issues out there, but the police were there working, why didn’t they call us?”
“We had to find out last night as we’re there doing our investigation, 12-14 hours into this thing, to find out we’ve got a double homicide,” Chief Capri continued.
Ingraham and Paden were both killed Thursday night, but their bodies weren’t found until Friday night.
According to Cbs12, Police told WKMG-TV in Orlando, the man who’s charged, Kemp, knew Ingraham and sometimes stayed at his apartment.