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Arrested for Murder

PUBLISHED:Fri December 18, 2015

Osceola County, FL – Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Kejein Darrell Heggs, and charged him with Murder, Shooting Into An Occupied Conveyance and Aggravated Assault with Intent to Commit a Felony.

On December 17 at approximately 7:49 p.m., deputies responded to Vance Harmon Park located at 50 Cypress Parkway in Poinciana. When they arrived, they located a red car with two victims inside. The car had crashed into a tree near the park. Two males were in the vehicle and one was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center and the other to Poinciana Medical Center with serious injuries.

Shortly after arriving at the hospital, one of the victims died from his injuries. Detectives spoke with the other victim who indicated he and his brother were driving on Doverplum Avenue when a dark colored BMW pulled up next to them and the driver of the BMW began firing multiple times into the victims’ car. The victims lost control of the vehicle causing the driver to crash into a tree near the park. The victim recognized the driver of the BMW as Kejein Darrell Heggs, a known acquaintance.

After further investigation, detectives located Heggs at a relatives residence located at 469 Danbue Drive in Polk County. When Heggs exited the residence, detectives took him into custody. Heggs was booked into the Polk County Jail and will be extradited to Osceola County.

The suspect and one of the victims are documented gang members, but detectives do not believe the crime is gang related. It may be related to retaliation from a previous incident. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or who may have information regarding this crime to call the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222 or Crimeline at (800) 423-TIPS (8477). Calls made to Crimeline remain anonymous, and tips that lead to the felony arrest of suspects and/or the recovery of stolen property and drugs are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000 dollars.