Arrest made in Florida resort double homicide and robbery

Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(LONGBOAT KEY, Fla.) -- A Florida man wanted in the killings of two employees at a Gulf of Mexico beach resort was arrested Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Darryl Hanna Jr. was charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of armed robbery, the Longboat Key Police Department announced in a press release.

Police said Hanna was arrested at 4 p.m. and was apprehended without incident at a residence in Bradenton by members of both the Longboat Key Police Department and Manatee County Homicide Investigative Unit.

Authorities on Friday released surveillance footage of the suspect wanted in the killings.

The suspect was caught on surveillance camera early Friday morning entering the lobby of the Zota Beach Resort in Longboat Key, located about an hour southwest of Tampa. The individual appears to be wearing a mask and holding a gun. Minutes later, the same individual is seen leaving the lobby holding what appears to be a gun in one hand and a cash drawer in the other.

The double homicide occurred around 2:41 a.m., in between the time the suspect is seen entering and leaving the beachside hotel, according to Longboat Key Police Department Chief Peter Cumming.

The suspect shot and killed 51-year-old security guard Kevin Carter, of Bradenton, and 59-year-old night manager Timothy Hurley, of Sarasota. The suspect then took off with a small amount of money in the cash drawer from the register, according to Cumming.

Less than an hour later, a guest who was leaving the resort to go to the airport discovered the bodies of the two men and alerted authorities.

The police chief last week said investigators from agencies across Sarasota and Manatee counties spent about 12 hours at the crime scene Friday collecting and processing evidence, including fingerprints, bullet shells and surveillance footage. They have not ruled out the possibility of a second suspect due to evidence, Cumming said.

The Longboat Key Police Department and the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, which are jointly investigating the killings, released the clip of the suspect from surveillance video on Friday in hopes it would help identify the suspect and eventually lead to an arrest.

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