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TWO DEAD IN DANIA BEACH ROBBERY-HOMICIDE

BSO Case Number: DN01-08-0621
PIO Number: 01-8-10
Date: Aug. 6, 2001
Time: 2346
Place of Occurrence: front of 25 SW 7 Ave., Dania Beach

Victim(s):

  • State of Florida
  • 2 males - not in custody

Suspect(s):

  • Anthony Permenter, 19, 1/13/82 605 NW 214 St., Miami (DECEASED)
  • Gregory Calixte, 18, 1/4/83, 3911 SW 52 Ave., Pembroke Park (DECEASED)
  • Willems Calixte, 20, 6/6/81, “ “
  • Charles Johnson, 17, 12/20/83, 1257 Arbor Dr., Miramar

Description of Incident:

Two young men were killed and their cohorts were charged in their deaths after an ill-fated robbery led to shooting at midnight in Dania Beach.

Homicide detectives have determined that a group of four men – two brothers and their two friends – went to Boomers amusement park in Dania Beach late Monday and decided shortly before midnight to do some robberies. Riding in the same car, the foursome drove east to SW 7th Avenue, where they saw two men standing in the roadway. Anthony Permenter, 19, exited the car, wearing a makeshift mask and holding a handgun. One of the men standing in the road immediately raised his hands while the other pulled out a gun and opened fire, killing Permenter and mortally wounding the driver of the car, Gregory Calixte, 18. The shooter and his companion fled the scene. Two other occupants of the car, Willems Calixte, 20, (brother) and Charles Johnson, 17, slid Gregory out of the driver’s seat and Johnson drove to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood where Gregory Calixte was dead on arrival. Permenter was left lying in the roadway. BSO deputies, responding to reports of shots fired, found his body in the street.

BSO Homicide detectives questioned the two survivors, who admitted that they planned to “do some licks” (commit robberies). Because their criminal actions led to deaths, Willems Calixte and Charles Johnson were both charged with (felony) murder.

Detectives still want to talk with the two would-be robbery victims – the shooter and his companion – to get their side of the story. Anyone with information is urged to call the Broward Sheriff's Office at 765-4321 or CrimeStoppers, anonymously, at 493-TIPS.

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