ORLANDO, FL - According to an online news report posted on ClickOrlando.com, and other new websites, the Orlando Police Department used surveillance camera video to identify and make an arrest in the recent Orlando drive-by shooting of a man. The victim ultimately died as a result of his gunshot wounds. According to the news report and the arrest report, the shooter is a female in the area of the shooting to purchase marijuana. The shooting occurred in July. The suspect's arrest report described the methods in which law enforcement was able to identify, arrest, and charge the woman for murder. According to the news article's examination of the arrest report, the suspect's arrest report did not indicate the motive for the shooting.
The Orlando Police Department made a public announcement that the suspect in the shooting was identified and has been arrested. The victim, a 41-year-old man, who was discovered dead and in his pickup truck on West Anderson Street. The shooting occurred on July 23, 2020. The report states that a witness to the fatal shooting was in the victim's truck at the time of the shooting. That witness was the first witness to be interviewed by investigators. The report states that the witness told officers that they were driving along West Anderson Street. The witness stated that as soon as the victim crossed Jernigan Avenue, the truck was hit with bullets. The shooting took place at about 12:30 in the afternoon, and the shots were coming from another vehicle, according to the arrest report. The witness stated that they "ducked down" inside of the victim's pick up truck to avoid getting shot.
Another eyewitness to the shooting came forward and stated to the detectives that two individuals from a car were firing shots at the victim's truck. The eyewitness also stated that a woman was driving the car at the time of the fatal shooting.
Police detectives used the eyewitness statements to look for video cameras that may have captured useful video. The detectives viewed video from a camera that revealed the shooters were in a white 2004 Saturn Ion, and they were heading north as the victim was heading south. According to police, the Saturn's driver drove past the victim's truck and then made a U-turn. The driver of the white Saturn then drove to a home located on West Concord Street. The video captured an image of the woman driving the car and also captured the license plate of the car. The car was registered to the shooter's mother.
According to detectives, they pulled the video from a local McDonald's restaurant, and surveillance video footage showed the two suspects wearing matching clothes provided by the eyewitnesses. When law enforcement seized the suspect's cellphone, the detectives located the GPS, and there was a match with the location and time of the shooting.
The evidence led to the suspect being arrested and charged with manslaughter with a firearm charge.
The Orlando Police Department stated that the investigation is ongoing at this time.