On Friday, May 19th, 18-year-old Devon Ryan Arthurs, former Neo-Nazi who recently converted to Islam, was arrested for allegedly killing two of his White Supremacist roommates after he claimed they were Blasphemous against his new found faith.
Devon has been accused of killing his two roommates 22-year-old Jeremy Himmelman and 18-year-old Andrew Oneschuk, both of whom Devon has accused of being White Supremacists.
At approximately 5:30 pm, Devon entered the Green Planet Smoke Shop, located on Amberly Drive, Tampa, Florida. Devon pulled out a semi-automatic pistol and yelled at one employee and one customer, “Do me a favor and get the f— on the ground!”. both victims complied. The victims stated that Devon threatened them with the question, “Why shouldn’t I kill you?”
A customer entered the store and became the third victim to Devon's stick up, the victims reported that Devon was upset due to America bombing his Muslim countries.
Minutes later two police officers arrived at the scene and after several minutes of negotiation were able to calm Devon and made him surrender. As the police arrested Devon and walked him to the patrol car devon stated, "I had to do it. This wouldn’t have had to happen if your country didn’t bomb my country."
Devon was asked by Officer Katie Thanasas if there was anyone else hurt during the incident Devon told the officer that, the people in the apartment, but they aren't hurt, they're dead.
The officers located Devon's apartment, at Tha Hamptons across the street, once they arrived they found one of his roommates Brandon Russell, a Florida National Guardsman, was wearing full US army camouflage outside of the apartment crying and noticeably upset. Devon confirmed that Brandon did not know what was going on.
Inside Devon'sm shared apartment, the officers found Jeremy Himmelman, Andrew Oneschuk laying dead on the floor with gunshots wounds to the upper body and head. The four friends shared a similar Neo-Nazi beliefs until Devon converted to Islam, his two roommates were allegedly blashemous towards Devon's new religion, in retaliation Devon killed them.
The apartment was leased by Brandon who admitted to being a National Socialist and member of a splinter group called the “Atom Waffen.” The police found Nazi Propaganda and a homemade bomb in the first-floor garage.
Devon Ryan Arthurs was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault and three counts of armed kidnapping.
Brandon Russell was arrested after police found bomb-making materials in his garage