The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has issued an arrest warrant for a second suspect in a recent Ruskin double homicide.
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McKinsie Lyons, 38, who also uses the last name Sharpe, is being sought in the murders of two Ruskin residents.
Investigators classified the case as a double homicide. The medical examiner's office determined that both victims — Juanita Solorzano, 33, and Alexis Martinez, 24 — died of gunshot wounds in the Jan. 24 shootings at a Ruskin home. Authorities said Solorzano was pregnant.
Authorities have already charged Samona Louise Ramey, 32, of Wimauma with first degree felony murder with a firearm.
The murders happened during a home invasion that authorities now say was a targeted attack.
According to the arrest affidavit says Ramey lured Martinez, her former boyfriend, where at least one person attacked and killed him.
The gunman then went inside the home, looking for drugs and money, and ultimately killed Solorzano.
Authorities said they believe Lyons is the person that ransacked the home and killed Solorzano and Martinez, who had recently got out of jail on cocaine charges.
The sheriff's office said Lyons is known to frequent the Wimauma and Ruskin areas but he has not been seen since a surveillance image of him was captured at the home where the murders happened.
Lyons is facing three murder charges - one of them for killing an unborn child - armed home invasion and other charges.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information on this case to call them at (813) 247-8200 or contact Crimestoppers of Tampa Bay at (800) 873-TIPS.