Miami News

16-year-olds ambushed, murdered teen selling pot in Florida park, sheriff says

Sheriff Grady Judd said Jevon Berrien, an 11th grader at Bartow High School, and Margus Johnson, an 11th grader at Fort Meade High, were among those sitting on picnic tables at Gordon Heights Park in Bartow when Taigur Taguri’s pickup truck approached their location.

They walked over, pulled open the doors, and the gunshots started.

“They planned this grand scheme to get this marijuana dealer to come to them and then they would rob him of his marijuana,” the sheriff said. “This was an ambush. An absolute ambush.”


FOX 13 Tampa Bay brings you the important videos like breaking news, Tampa Bay weather, and local stories. But also plenty of fun stuff, like #WeLiveHere tips, the best of our archives, and all those ‘only-in-Florida’ stories.

Subscribe to FOX 13 News:
Watch more FOX 13 News video:
Watch FOX 13 News live:

Download our app:
Get our newsletter: