Police arrest suspect in killing at Cocoa Beach hotel last month



COCOA BEACH, Fla. - Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a killing at a Cocoa Beach motel last month.

Alexander Dumont, 23, was wanted in connection with the shooting death of Bryan Omar Guerra Martinez at the Fawlty Towers Motel.

Channel 9 learned investigators served a search warrant at Dumont's home on Slippery Rock Drive Tuesday.

"We're totally bewildered by this," said an unidentified neighbor. "We have a quiet, close-knit street. We all have each others' phone numbers, we all talk to one another."

The neighbor told Channel 9 the last thing she expected to see on her street was the SWAT team.

"I woke up out of a dead sleep in the morning because SWAT was banging and screaming and yelling. I saw a SWAT vehicle and ran right back in," she said.

Channel 9 learned Dumont wasn't home and had already turned himself in at a nearby Sheriff's Office.

"We identified him as living here with other family members. We had other reasons to contact him. We asked him to come to a local sheriff's station over in Rockledge. He accommodated us at which time we took him into custody," said Maj. Jay Harmon of the Cocoa Beach Police Department.

Dumont was charged with first-degree, premeditated murder and robbery with a firearm.

Cocoa Beach police said it was no random crime and they believe Martinez knew Dumont.