Additional Arrests Possible In Drug Shooting Near FAU, Students Questioned

 

UPDATE: Thursday, November 3, 2011, 3:02pm

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — BocaNewsNow.com has obtained the Probable Cause affidavit filed by Boca Raton Police in their investigation into the Sunday night drug related shooting just off the Florida Atlantic University Campus. As BocaNewsNow.com has already reported, Thomas Fenech, Jared Tuck, and Anthony Proios have been charged in connection with the shootings that allegedly occurred as part of a drug deal gone bad.  Tuck and Proios are reportedly FAU students.

Police say Fenech, Tuck, and Proios were allegedly selling marijuana to at least three other men who used counterfeit money made at Northwood University in West Palm Beach. When Fenech, Tuck and Proios determined the money was fake, they pulled out an AK-47. French, witnesses say, fired at the buyers, hitting at least two of them.

BocaNewsNow.com has now learned that at least four other people, reportedly FAU students, were questioned by police.

Alexander Scott Moreno was questioned by Boca Raton detectives on the FAU campus and at Boca Raton Police headquarters. According to the affidavit, “Prior to any questions being asked, Moreno was read his Constitutional Warnings by Detectives. Moreno understood his rights and agreed to speak with them. Moreno admitted to facilitating the sale of Marijuana.”

The affidavit states that after Moreno provided the Marijuana to the buyers, he and Anthony Proios examined the money and then turned it over to French. All three realized the money was counterfeit at which time Moreno said Fenech “retrieved the AK-47 from the kitchen and proceeded out the of the apartment and down the stairs. French fired two shots into the air and then began firing into the (car in which the buyers attempted to flee).”

At least two of the men were hit.

Detectives wrote in the affidavit that, “Moreno immediately left 399 NW 19th Street accompanied by Sean Vincent Hussey and Mitchell Wilkinson. They returned to Indian River Towers on the FAU Campus.”

Husssey and Wilkinson are also apparently students at FAU.

Wilkinson and Hussey told police they were inside of Fenech’s apartment when the drug transaction occurred, though they said they had no idea what was happening. However, both stated they “suspected it was drug related.”

Also inside the apartment, according to police, was Anthony Proios’ roommate at FAU who said he had no idea what was happening and left after the shots were fired. He voluntarily submitted to an interview with Boca Raton Police Detectives.

No charges have filed against Moreno, Wilkinson, Hussey, or the roommate.

Police say the investigation continues and “additional charges may be forthcoming.”

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