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Second suspect arrested in Clearwater shooting deaths

CLEARWATER — The manhunt for the second suspect in a double homicide at a local park is over.

A tip led Clearwater police to locate Isidro Santiago Jones, 20, in Lakeland on Friday and arrest him — with assistance from Lakeland authorities — on two counts of second-degree murder.

Jones' brother, 24-year-old Carlos Benito Jones, was arrested last week.

Both are accused in the Oct. 15 shooting deaths of Colbert Collins, 58, of Clearwater and Peter Rakowski, 46, of New York. The shootings occurred at Cherry Harris Park in the North Greenwood area of Clearwater.

According to detectives, the Jones brothers and a witness met Rakowski while hanging out in Tampa. The four drove to Clearwater, where they came into contact with Collins at the park.

Detectives are still investigating what led to the shooting.

Authorities said they are also awaiting forensic test results to determine whether the gun is connected to a fatal shooting in Clearwater on Sept. 25. In that case, 34-year-old Zorana Lebedic, of 1799 N Highland Ave., Apt. 60, was gunned down at Palmetto Street and Fairburn Avenue as she biked home from a Scientology class in downtown Clearwater.

Second suspect arrested in Clearwater shooting deaths 10/31/11 [Last modified: Monday, October 31, 2011 3:04pm]
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