NEW: Second man arrested in Lantana-area fatal shooting


The second man believed to be involved in a Dec. 19 fatal shooting near Lantana was arrested, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Angel Tomas Valle, 25, faces charges of murder in the death of 25-year-old Jair Major. Valle is expected to appear in court for his first appearance Wednesday morning.

On Dec. 19, investigators say Richard Anderson, 31, and Valle went to Major’s residence, on Florence Road near the Hypoluxo Scrub Natural Area, to allegedly buy $700 worth of drugs. Major told his fiancée, La’Virgil Stewart, he had a bad feeling about it, according to authorities.

Stewart was shot in the chest and when Major ran after the shooters, he was shot and killed in his driveway, the sheriff’s office said.

Anderson was arrested Jan. 18. Valle was mentioned in Anderson’s arrest report as being involved in the shooting, but it’s unclear why he was not arrested on those charges at the time.

Valle has been in the Palm Beach County jail since Jan. 9 on charges of resisting an officer without violence and a felon in possession of a weapon, according to court records. Investigators say he asked his ex-girlfriend to buy him ammunition, which is not allowed due to previous felony convictions.

Valle has a history of convictions including possession of oxycodone and grand theft.



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