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Police will allege a young Gold Coast man was killed in a drug robbery gone wrong as a second person was charged over the death.

William Swinbourne, 21, was found with a single stab wound in the carpark of Hope Island shopping centre shortly after 2pm on March 11.

Despite efforts from paramedics, he died at the scene, with the incident triggering a sprawling manhunt in the popular tourist destination.

Hours later, Haedyn Patrick Zachary Rawson was arrested at a nearby construction site.

The 23-year-old award-winning private schoolboy was later charged with murder, while a second man was released by police without charge.

On Wednesday, Queensland Police revealed a second man, 24, had been rearrested and charged with murder and robbery.

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