Florida teen kills his two roommates because they disrespected his Islamic faith

Devon Arthurs
Devon Arthurs
By: William Martin  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) A teenager killed his two roommates because they disrespected his Islamic faith, according to police in Florida.

The Tampa Police Department said that the homicide suspect is in custody after leading Tampa Police officers to two deceased males.

The investigation started at approximately 5:30 p.m., when officers responded to a call regarding a suspicious male who was possibly armed at the Green Planet Smoke Shop.

The officers made contact with the suspect, who was armed at the time. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

While in custody, the suspect made comments to the officers that he killed two people. The suspect directed the officers to a home inside The Hamptons Condominium, located at 15350 Amberly Drive.

Officers entered the residence and located two deceased males.

This appears to be an isolated incident and not a random act of violence, according to the police.

During questioning, 18-year-old Devon Arthurs said that he killed his two roommates because they were Nazis and disrespected his Islamic faith.

He also said that he killed them and took hostages at the Green Planet Smoke Shop, because the United States was bombing his Islamic countries.

Arthurs was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony and three counts of armed kidnapping.

A third roommate who was found alive at the scene, Brandon Russell, 21, was arrested on possession of explosives, after police found explosives in the apartment.

The two victims were identified as 22-year-old Jeremy Himmelman and 18-year-old Andrew Oneschuk.