Man accused of Daytona Beach double homicide denied bail, screams in court

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — When 19-year-old Damon Kemp came into court Sunday morning, he was screaming.

Kemp is facing two second-degree murder charges after two 19-year-olds were found shot and killed Friday evening, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department.

Police found Trey Ingraham and Jordan Paden shot to death in an apartment along the 500 block of Jimmy Ann Drive around 8 p.m., police spokeswoman Lyda Longa said.


Members of the victims' families were present at the first appearance hearing.

The judge found probable cause for the two murder charges and denied bail to Kemp.

Investigators said they believe the shooting may have occurred Thursday. Deputies initially started investigating the area after receiving reports of an armed burglary.

According to loved ones, Ingraham was a student at Bethune-Cookman University and had been taking a semester off.

Police said Kemp and the victims knew each other.

The deaths remain under investigation.

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Quincy Stith said he had been friends and roommates with Kemp since October.

"He is not that person," he said. "DJ is motivated, dedicated -- really, really dedicated. Like, he would stay up all night, practicing his rap, and he was telling his family how much he loves them."

Stith said Kemp behaved strangely the day of the shooting.

He said Kemp threw a phone, rambled incoherently and wanted to sleep in Stith's room, because he did not feel safe.

Kemp had been acting normally at the end of the day, Stith said.

"On the way out, I thought he was coming back to his senses," he said.

Kemp asked to be dropped off at Ingraham's apartment to spend the night, Stith said.

He said Kemp and Ingraham were close, and Ingraham had been encouraging Kemp to pursue rap music.

The next morning, Stith said he had missed a voice mail left by Kemp of him banging on the door.

"It's kind of creeping in," he said. "He still has his shoes here. Some of his stuff is in my room, and I kind of feel guilt."

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