Man Arrested in Second Holiday Murder
When he was arrested and charged with Kamar Allen’s death, James Barron was already in jail and charged with 1st degree murder in a separate case.
A drug dealer already in jail on a murder charge has been charged with another murder, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies arrested James “Pimpin’” Fitzgerald Barron, 21, on Friday and charged him with 1st degree murder charge in connection to the death of Kamar Allen, whose body was found in an open field in Holiday in August.
Allen was killed by a shot to the head on Aug. 21, according to an arrest report. His body was found next to the power lines between Anclote Boulevard and Blossom Lake Drive, roughly four blocks from where Barron was living.
Prior to his death, Allen arrived at Barron’s residence in a taxi before dawn on Aug. 21.
A witness told deputies that Barron told him he got into a confrontation with Allen at some point. Pasco Sheriff's Office spokesman Kevin Doll said that Barron believed Allen had stolen money from Barron's mother.
The two left Barron’s residence on foot. Barron had told Allen they were going to go find some women.
Barron followed behind Allen, and when they got to a “cut-through,” he shot Allen once and returned to his residence, according to the report. Barron told the witness he had used a .40 caliber bullet, and that’s what was found in Allen’s head by the state medical examiner.
When he was arrested and charged with Allen’s death, Barron was already in jail and charged with 1st degree murder in a separate case.
Cedric D. Saunders, 18, was found dead Dec. 9 in the driver’s seat of a car parked near the intersection of Merrilon and Wellington drives in Holiday Lake Estates. His body had multiple gunshot wounds.
According to deputies, Barron told a witness that he shot Saunders and robbed him of cocaine. Barron was arrested and charged with the murder.
Barron has also been accused of offenses related to drug trafficking and possession. Deputies listed Barron's occupation as "drug dealer" in the complaint affidavit.