Arrest made in Boynton home invasion shooting

February 24, 2009 by  
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BOYNTON BEACH, FL — Police arrested 28-year-old Casey Jeffs in the shooting of two roommates in a Sunday home invasion.

According to a police report, a witness confessed to police that he had driven Casey Jeffs to an apartment in Boynton Beach so Jeffs could retrieve his personal belongings from Patrick Hovsepian.

The witness stated when he and Jeffs approached the apartment a female tried to exit the apartment but was grabbed by the neck and was forcefully put back into the apartment by Casey Jeffs.

The witness said he saw Jeffs point a handgun at the female, later identified as Tara Reardon, and heard a gunshot and saw a flash coming out of the muzzle of the gun.

The suspect heard several other shots during a heated argument between Jeffs and the two victims inside of the apartment and fled in a taxi.

Jeffs called the witness to tell him he would take him back to Broward County.

Jeffs advised the witness to discard the cellphone and admitted to shooting the two victims inside of the apartment.

Police issued a warrant for the arrest of Casey Jeffs.

Police arrested Jeffs at his Aventura home and charged him with two counts of attempted first degree murder, kidnapping, armed burglary and life felony enhancement with a firearm.

Jeffs is being transported to the Palm Beach County Jail and will face a judge Wednesday.