Orlando police name person of interest in double murder



ORLANDO, Fla. - Police have named 21-year-old Joshua Heard as a person of interest in the shootings that took the lives of a teenager and a young woman in Orlando.

Police believe it was a random attack when Jonathan Cook, 17, and Khoy Williams, 24, were shot and killed at an Orlando apartment complex early Tuesday morning.

Investigators have not said how Heard may be connected to the murders, only that he a is person of interest.

Outside the Middlebrook Farms apartments, where the shooting took place, is a Crimeline sign that says there is a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the murders.

Police said someone opened fire, shooting three people, in a possible home-invasion robbery. Cook and Williams died in the shooting.

"It's very concerning. They murdered two people," said Sgt. Jim Young of the Orlando Police Department.

On Thursday police released a composite sketch of one suspect. He is described as a thin black man, in his early 20s and about 5 foot 7 inches tall and was wearing white shoes.

A second suspect is described as a thin Hispanic man in his early 20s and 5 foot 5 inches to 5 foot 7 inches tall.

According to police, both men wore hooded sweatshirts and both had handguns when they took off on foot after the shooting.

WFTV also learned that all three victims worked at Applebee's near Walt Disney World and may have left the restaurant together on the night of the shooting.

Police believe the suspects may have seen the victims entering the apartment and went after them.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Heard are asked to call CrimeLine at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).