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JAILED MAN IS FLORIDA MURDER SUSPECT

A man picked up in a drug raid was a bigger catch than police first realized: He is being sought by Florida on charges of first-degree murder.

Donovan Brown, 35, is accused of bursting into an apartment in Orlando with another armed man on Oct. 26 and demanding money. One of them fatally shot a 35-year-old man in the head, and the assailants also tied up two women before fleeing, authorities there said.

Brown was arrested on a warrant from the Orange County Sheriff's Department charging him with first-degree murder, which carries a possible death penalty on conviction. His extradition status was not immediately clear.

He was picked up with nine others Tuesday night when narcotics officers seized 7 grams of cocaine, two bags of marijuana and an unspecified amount of cash at a Rochester apartment.

Brown was charged with obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. Two others, Morales Mendez, 22, and Alvin Gravesandy, 58, were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and Kendrick Bronson, 23, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

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