Zayah Massucci and Johnathan Stanley charged in the shooting death of Rodney Sweeney inside Surf Style in Clearwater Beach

Zayah Massucci, 19, charged with accessory after the fact related to the shooting of Surf Style. He aided and aided Johnathan Stanley, a second degree murder suspect, when he knew Stanley was wanted by the police. He was arrested on Wednesday.


Johnathan Stanley was charged with second degree murder in the Surf Style shooting on Tuesday night and is being held on $750,000 bond. Excellent work by our detectives and other civilian personnel, including our real-time operations center and video analyst, in catching the suspect within 24 hours.

A man who allegedly fatally shot a 22-year-old at a surf shop in Clearwater Beach on Tuesday night has been arrested, according to Clearwater police.


Originally called the Surf Style store at 315 South Gulfview Blvd. just before 8 p.m. after receiving reports of a shooting on the second floor of the store, authorities discovered that 22-year-old Largo resident Rodney Sweeney had been shot.

After being taken to a nearby hospital, Sweeney died.

On Thursday, Clearwater Police Chief Daniel Slaughter informed the public that the individual who allegedly fired three shots inside the busy store had been arrested. The chief identified the suspect only by his first name, Jonathan.

According to Slaughter, investigators found there was no apparent connection between the victim and the suspect, but it appeared they were intentionally seeking confrontation.

Slaughter said police would maintain a high level of surveillance on Clearwater Beach as the spring break season approaches.

He stressed that the safety of people visiting Clearwater, as well as its beaches, was of the utmost importance.

Slaughter acknowledged that despite having lower violent crime rates compared to other locations, the city is not entirely resilient to the national increase in violent crime.


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