A murder suspect has been taken into police custody in Florida at the home of Island Boys. The two are TikTok stars.
James Thomas, a suspected killer who allegedly shot an eight-year-old girl dead during a drive-by shooting, was found in their home as the police were searching for him.
The police later clarified that it was not apparent if Thomas had been staying with the TikTok stars or just visiting them.
According to a statement shared on social media, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office declared, "We got 'em!" The authorities said that they had made an arrest concerning the horrific drive-by shooting that resulted in the death of an 8-year-old girl.
After a search warrant was issued to the Coral Springs Police, Thomas was put under arrest.
The police investigated the murder for three days before they finally caught him. He was caught with the help of cooperating witnesses.
With further investigations, the detectives were able to find out that Thomas was in the City of Coral Springs. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office shared the news on their official Twitter account.
After the police managed to get substantial amounts of evidence, they secured an arrest warrant, signed by Judge Renatha Francis of the 15th Judicial Circuit.
Thomas was arrested on the charges of first-degree murder with a firearm, attempted first-degree murder with a firearm, and felon possession of a firearm.
The twins, the Island Boys, whose real names are Franky and Alex Venegas, said that Thomas was a friend. He had shown up at their home a few nights earlier to stay with them.
They told the police that they had no idea what was going on when Thomas showed up to stay with them.
As far as they were concerned, he was a "quiet kid" who liked to hang out before going back to whatever he was up to. They had no idea he was facing the murder allegations when he showed up at their house:
"We just knew him as a good person, someone who grew up with the Island Boys."
Alex, one of the twins, cried after realizing the reason behind Thomas' arrest. He also admitted that they would not have allowed him to stay with them if they knew that he was suspected of participating in such crimes.
The sheriff's office has not issued further comments about the case as investigations are still ongoing.