Florida police are interrogating the murderer of a Jacksonville gay man after they found him using the victim’s credit card.
On July 19, 30-year-old hair stylist Jessie Sumlar IV was found dead in his Water’s Edge apartment in Northside Jacksonville. A maintenance worker discovered the body and a handgun while doing a welfare check of the apartment, and police say the murder probably happened two or three days prior to that, according to News4Jax.
On top of the murder, Sumlar’s wallet and car were also stolen. This led police towards looking for Sumlar’s dark blue/green 2006 Chevrolet Impala with a Florida license plate saying EWXM16. While police did eventually find it, they found it burned near King Street and McCoys Creek Boulevard.
Thankfully, Jacksonville police later obtained surveillance footage of Sumlar’s credit card being used. They then released photos and video, seen below, and tips from the public led to the arrest of Omar Lewis.
Lewis was arrested this past Wednesday and charged with auto theft, credit card theft, and fraudulent use of a stolen credit card.
According to FirstCoastNews, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement connected Lewis’s DNA to the murder scene and he’s now been charged with murder as well.
Again, police are currently interviewing Lewis to find out more details about the murder.
h/t: News4Jax, FirstCoastNews