A second suspect in the 2007 killing of a Sanford video store employee was arrested this week after a car chase through Fern Park.
Police had issued a warrant for the arrest of Treven D’Shawn Frazier, 20, in November.
The chase began about 9 p.m. Tuesday after the Seminole County Sheriff’s Department received a tip that Frazier was in Fern Park. Frazier, who drove a Honda CRV, spent 20 minutes trying to get away from police and by crashing into patrol cars.
Casselberry police also were involved in the chase.
Frazier’s last crash occurred at Secret Lake Park in Casselberry, where he and his passenger, Steven Kelley, 20, took off on foot.
Deputies used a police a dog to help find the two men.
Although Kelley was not involved in the 2007 shooting, deputies said they found cocaine in his possession.
Frazier, along with Bennie McKever were indicted in November on charges of first-degree murder and robbery with a firearm for the robbery and killing of James Shaver, 32, in May 2007.
Shaver was the only worker at Video News on Orlando Drive when he was robbed and shot in the chest, police said. Shaver, a father of three, worked part-time at the store.
Although McKever turned himself in shortly after the warrant was issued, police were still looking for Frazier, who they say was the one who shot Shaver.
The arrest of Frazier ends a long investigation. In the time since the shooting, Investigator Stacie Cabello of the Sanford Police spent a year and half trying to indict the two men.
Shaver’s mother, Cheryl Shaver, also put up several billboards offering a reward for any help in the case. In a previous interview, Cheryl Shaver said, “People that have done this need to be accountable for it.”
Lt. Mike Horan of the Sanford Police Department said the case now will go to the State Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
Horan said Frazier and McKever probably will be tried separately, because the death penalty will likely be sought for Frazier.