ECSO: Drug Dealers Shoots, Kills Man Trying To Rob Him; Two Charged

July 6, 2024

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said a man was shot and killed when he tried to rob a drug dealer, and drug dealer is not being charged with the shooting.

ECSO said it happened in the 100 block of Swallowtail Lane.

Demetrius Caesar, 24, and Meliyah Gordon, 22, are now both charged with murder – a death occurring during the commission of a felony, along with tampering with evidence.

ECSO said 26-year-old De’Andre English, Caesar and Gordon went to meet Isaac Mitchell, 20, to buy marijuana from him. When they arrived, Mitchell got into their vehicle.

“During the sale, De’Andre English pulled a gun on Mitchell in the attempt to rob him. This led to a fight over the gun. During that fight, English was shot and killed. Caesar and Gordon fled the scene,” ECSO said Friday. Investigators were able to identify Gordon and Caesar, and they were charged with the murder.

“At this time, we have not charged Isaac Mitchell, as he appears to have acted in self-defense while being robbed. Charges related to sale of drugs are pending,” the Sheriff’s Office added.

At the time of the incident, Caesar was on probation for a previous felony murder that occurred on June 27, 2018, in Oakwood Terrace, ECSO said


14 Responses to “ECSO: Drug Dealers Shoots, Kills Man Trying To Rob Him; Two Charged”

  1. James on July 8th, 2024 8:34 am

    By your logic, a person committing a crime is free game for any crime committed against said person, including rampant vigilante murder so long as the victim is a criminal.

  2. Bob on July 7th, 2024 2:57 pm


    Yeah, absolutely not. Everyone deserves to be protected by the law. I can’t believe that’s a controversial statement, but here we are.

  3. Roger on July 7th, 2024 1:49 am

    The act of defending YOURSELF comes first. And YES you can do that by taking a life of another. That act of dealing drugs is another act that if found out he will be charged with that crime. Robbing a dope boy is common thing and those that do that are the real bad ones. As they dont mind shooting up a place to get at the person andd their dope cash and dope… Thats why dope dealers are tageted for that fast cash with out the law to report to.
    They all could have been dead and the only ones holding the money bag is the TAX payers. Cradle to grave care but at what cost

  4. Oversight on July 6th, 2024 9:55 pm

    IRT David green. No, those involved with the illegal activity should not be shielded under self-defense; he should be charged for the murder as he was committing a felony in drug dealing.

  5. Bill L. on July 6th, 2024 9:29 pm

    Another example of a failed justice system

  6. Good call on July 6th, 2024 7:26 pm

    @Oversight…. Charges are pending against Mitchell concerning the sell of drugs issue… I’m sure ESCO is being thorough with their investigation and handling the more important matter of death and robbery first…

    But if you are saying someone shouldn’t be able to defend their life because they are attempting to sell some pot, you really should reconsider your position…

  7. David Huie Green on July 6th, 2024 7:03 pm

    “In my opinion, a drug dealer can’t be legally robbed.”

    Except by the government, perhaps?

    As characterized, he commits illegal acts. That is a separate question for the justice system and they say charges on that are pending.

    Note that they are not charged with attempted robbery. They are charged with murder, felony murder, a death resulting from actions in n commission of a felony such as attempted murder or yes, armed robbery.

    If you believe you can legally steal from drug dealers, please understand they may disagree. Interesting that one had apparently already been involved in a felony which resulted in another death.

  8. JimC on July 6th, 2024 11:01 am

    “On probation for felony murder.”
    How and why??

  9. Steve on July 6th, 2024 10:59 am

    another well thought out plan . What could go wrong ?

  10. De’antee on July 6th, 2024 9:13 am

    They be killing peoples all the time . Y’all better watch who you is friends with.

  11. JTV on July 6th, 2024 8:44 am

    ECSO, taking out the trash.

  12. Lou on July 6th, 2024 8:11 am

    Unfortunate this young man lost his life. All of them were doing something wrong and at their age should be at Work!! I should say a Real job. Hard life lesson and all involved families will suffer.

  13. Confused on July 6th, 2024 7:28 am

    Excuse me but probation for felony murder??? How does that even happen? I know people doing life for attempted murder.

  14. Oversight on July 6th, 2024 7:17 am

    In my opinion, a drug dealer can’t be legally robbed. So, by not arresting Mitchell, drug dealing is legitimized. Search warrants should have been immediately executed for Mitchell’s home.

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