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Second suspect charged with murder of Mid-Michigan man in Florida

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Xavier Smith (Source: Plant City Police Dept.) Xavier Smith (Source: Plant City Police Dept.)
Al'kwaun Ty'relle Nakiss Dixon (Source: Plant City Police Department) Al'kwaun Ty'relle Nakiss Dixon (Source: Plant City Police Department)

UPDATE: A second suspect has been arrested and charged for the murder of a Mid-Michigan man visiting Florida.

A Mid-Michigan man was murdered outside of a gas station in Florida.

It happened on April 8 about 8:20 p.m. at 2010 N. Wheeler St. in Plant City, Florida.

Michael Beson, 67, of Standish, was the victim of an attempted armed robbery, according to Plant City police.

Beson was pumping gas at the Mobile gas station when someone attempted to rob him, police said.

Beson was alive when police arrive to the scene, but died shortly after.

Police arrested one of the suspects, 19-year-old Xavier Smith, two days later on April 10. They responded to a different shooting when they located Smith.

Smith fit the description of the murder suspect from the gas station incident, police said.

Smith was in possession of a stolen firearm and had an outstanding warrant for violation of probation at the time of his arrest.

He has been charged with first degree murder and robbery. 

On April 17 police arrested a second suspect.

Al'kwaun Ty'relle Nakiss Dixon, 18, was charged with first-degree murder, three counts of armed robbery, carrying a concealed weapon, discharging a firearm in public, and resisting arrest without violence.

Standish city manager Jerry Nelson said the news has saddened the community. 

"Everyone is talking about today because we just don't have those types of things going on here, and even though it happened in Florida, it's a person that lived in Standish," Nelson said. "He still came up for the summers and was well-known and well-liked."

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Plant City Detective Chad Radar at 813-757-9200.

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