Monday, June 25, 2018
Public safety

Deputies: Brothers turn themselves in after shooting cousin in Clearwater

CLEARWATER — Two brothers suspected of shooting their cousin several times last month turned themselves in to authorities on Monday, according to sheriff's deputies.

Pinellas County sheriff's detectives believe Divante M. Henderson, 25, of Holiday and Christopher J. Henderson, 30, of Clearwater shot cousin Taoufik Borji, 38, on Sept. 24. Borji was Christopher Henderson's neighbor on the 14000 block of 64th Street N in Clearwater.

The morning of the shooting, Borji and Divante Henderson had an argument about a relationship Borji had with Henderson's girlfriend, deputies said. Later, the Henderson brothers went to Borji's house, where the younger brother shot Borji with a handgun several times.

The brothers then got into a car and drove away. Borji was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with life threatening injuries. He remains there in serious condition, deputies said.

Divante Henderson faces a charge of attempted second-degree murder and was being held Monday in the Pinellas County jail in lieu of $1 million bail. Christopher Henderson faces a charge of principal attempted second-degree murder. He was being held Monday in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Both brothers have been in and out of jail in Pinellas County, records show. The elder Henderson has faced charges that include battery, disorderly conduct and drug possession. His brother has been held there on drug charges.

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