Man arrested in the shooting death of FWC Officer Julian Keen Jr.
Hendry County, Fl (treasurecoast.com)- In the early morning hours of Monday, June 15, 2020, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit arrested 20 year old Eliceo Hernandez in the shooting death of FWC Officer Julian Keen, Jr.
Investigators were able to determine thru interviews that Keen and another man had witnessed a Reckless Driver. Keen had gotten into his truck and was following the driver. After both Keen and Hernandez stopped, Keen confronted Hernandez and was later shot.
Eliceo Hernandez, 20 years of age, was arrested and charged with Negligent Homicide. He is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $500,000.00 bond.
“Our hearts are aching today. He was a remarkable man because of the depths of his commitment to all around him”, said Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden.
“Hendry County investigators arrested a second juvenile in the August 17 afternoon shooting of a 14-year-old near Jaycee Lions Park (Civic Park), located on Jaycee Lions Drive. On August 25, investigators arrested 15-year-old Eliceo Hernandez on charges of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon.
Fourteen-year-old Fernando “Tito” Gonzalez was charged with aggravated battery last week in the shooting. Both juveniles are being held in the Department of Juvenile Justice Detention Facility in Fort Myers. The 14-year-old victim remains hospitalized.”