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He pretended to be a cop — then murdered two teens in the woods, deputies say

Elwood Timothy Robinson, accused of impersonating a cop and then shooting and killing two teenagers in Lee County, was arrested Saturday, deputies said.
Elwood Timothy Robinson, accused of impersonating a cop and then shooting and killing two teenagers in Lee County, was arrested Saturday, deputies said.

A man accused of impersonating a cop and then shooting and killing two teenagers in Lee County has been arrested, deputies say.

Elwood Timothy Robinson, 46, was booked into Lee County jail after police said he committed the murders and shot a bullet into a woman’s hand, records show.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office identified the dead teens as 19-year-old William Hughes and 16-year-old Jeremy Stewart.

Deputies say Robinson shot them in a wooded field that sits near a small cow pasture in Olga, Florida, after he identified himself as law enforcement. Two teens died and one female suffered non-life-threatening injuries to her hand and is expected to recover.

Robinson was charged Saturday with two counts of second-degree murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and impersonating an officer, jail records show.

“These senseless acts of violence will not be tolerated,” said Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno in a statement. “Thanks to the quick actions of our detectives, this killer was identified and arrested. I can assure you my team stands ready to aggressively pursue these offenses and rid these killers from our streets. The death of these two young men is a tragic and needless loss.”

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