Three charged in 2019 shooting at Cocoa Beach Motel

Three charged in 2019 shooting at Cocoa Beach Motel
Cocoa Beach police arrest 3 for 2019 motel murder

COCOA BEACH, Fla. — Nearly a year after a man was shot and killed inside a Cocoa Beach motel room, three people have been arrested in connection to his death.

Lonnie Robinson, 24, James Byers, 27, and Kaelea Wellington, 24, all from Cocoa, have all been charged with first-degree murder and attempted robbery with a firearm for their involvement in the November 12, 2019 shooting death of 46-year-old Shawn McGraw at the Fawlty Towers Motel.

THREE CHARGED IN 2019 SHOOTING DEATH AT COCOA BEACH MOTEL Lonnie T. Robinson, 24, James B. Byer, 27, and Kaelea A....

Posted by Cocoa Beach Police & Fire on Thursday, October 15, 2020
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Police initially described the shooting as an isolated incident related to criminal activity.

“The investigative skill and tenacity of our team to gather the critical evidence needed in this complex case, while having to overcome pandemic-related obstacles, are commendable,” said Chief Scott Rosenfeld.

Police haven’t detailed exactly how they linked the three suspects to McGraw’s murder.

The warrants for Robinson and Byers were served on them at the jail where they were already in custody on unrelated charges.

Wellington was taken into custody without incident Thursday afternoon and taken to the Brevard County Jail.

All three suspects are being held there on no bond.

Despite the three arrests, Cocoa Beach police say the investigation into McGraw’s death is ongoing. They’re still asking anyone with information on the case to call them at (321) 868-3251.