Plant City gas station murder suspect arrested

Xavier Smith, 19. Image PCPD

PLANT CITY, FL (WFLA) – A suspect in the murder of a man killed at a Plant City gas station was arrested Sunday evening, according to the Plant City Police.

Michael Joseph Beson, 67, of Standish, MI, was killed Friday night at a Mobil gas station at 2010 N. Wheeler St. according to Plant City Police. Officials have not released the cause of death but are conducting a homicide investigation. A gas pump nozzle was seen in a car  near the victim’s body.

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Sunday evening a police officer responding to an unrelated call of gunshots, saw a man who fit the general description of the gas station murder suspect. Xavier Quesean Smith, 19, was arrested.

He had a stolen firearm with him at the time of the arrest. There was an outstanding warrant for violation of probation.

He was taken to the Orient Road jail in Tampa on the murder in the first degree and other charges. The investigation continues.


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