Friend: Osceola Co. shooting suspect ‘in love'



OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - The four suspects accused of terrorizing Osceola County with their violent shooting spree are staying behind bars.

Eyewitness News has been covering every development since the first shots were fired last month.

Konrad Schafer is not even old enough to legally drive, but Wednesday afternoon he and his juvenile friend Victoria Rios went in front of a judge on murder charges.

The judge decided to keep both of them behind bars.

The same thing happened to the two adults they were allegedly with when they started shooting up Osceola County last month.

While doing research, WFTV found an Instagram account for one of them which had a picture of bullets and a violent threat.

Michelle Cabral said she is Rios' friend, but the 17-year-old still thinks Rios was involved.

"I think she did it because she was in love," said Michelle Cabral, Rios' friend.

Cabral believes Rios went along with everyone because she had feelings for suspect Juan Sebastian Muriel.

Juan Sebastian Muriel, Rios, David Damus and Konrad Schafer are accused of robbing 22-year-old Eric Roopnarine and murdering him in his Osceola County home.

"I don't think she knew what was going to happen, she probably knew they were going to rob the kid, but not kill him, the one kid, and the other kid, I don't know," Cabral said.

The other kid is David Guerrero.

The innocent 17-year-old was gunned down on his way to work.

Detectives found .45 caliber casings nearby and linked it to a rifle that was purchased by Schafer and his dad, Luther Schafer, Jr.

WFTV tried to asked Luther Shafer about the shootings, but he said he is deaf and needs an interpreter.