UPDATE: HLN contributor Jon Leiberman has learned that Antoinne Hester was arrested at his grandmother's home in Florida. Hester had been on the run since the Fourth of July when he allegedly shot and killed a man on highway 95. U.S. Marshalls arrested Hester on Monday night.
HLN Contributor Jon Leiberman has learned there is a warrant out for the arrest of 22 year old Antoinne Hester – cousin of NFL Star Devin Hester in connection with a brutal July 4th, 2012 murder in Broward County Florida.
U.S. Marshal’s Supervisory Inspector Manny Puri confirms to Jon that his agency is working hand in hand to track down Antoinne Hester saying quote “We are working this hard. We will catch him.”
The warrant started as an attempted murder warrant but 20 year old Bevin Bennett succumbed to his injuries over the weekend – turning this into a murder case. Police tell Jon they believe this was a premeditated act in which they believe Hester shot Bennett a number of times while he was in the back seat of a car. The driver of the car took Mr. Bevins to the hospital, where it is believed Mr. Hester fled on foot.
Mr. Bevins was to turn 21 this Wednesday. His family says he’s an organ donor and his organs will be donated.
Police believe Antoinne Hester could be in South Florida. He is a resident of Palm Beach. Law enforcement sources say they have been in touch with Chicago Bears star Devin Hester about the incident.
If you have any leads on Antoinne Hester’s whereabouts – please call Detective Valerian Perez at 954-765-4321 or email us confidentially.
We will have updates as we get them and on twitter @reporterjon.