‘It takes one person:' Detective urges community to come forward in teen's slaying

By: Lauren Seabrooke


ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Every day Norris Adams wakes up and wonders who killed his 16-year-old son.

“I need some kind of justice and closure of any kind,” he said.

Orlando police Detective Michael Moreschi has been looking for Norris Adams Jr.’s killer since the shots were fired in January 2016.

He released video showing the chaos that ensued when a fight spilled out of an Ocoee club and into a McDonald’s parking lot.

WATCH: Surveillance video from night of shooting

Moreschi said when Norris tried to get away from the danger, someone pulled up in a car and shot him.

“He absolutely was doing nothing wrong,” he said. “There’s no reason to believe he was involved in any way with the fight inside the club or any kind of altercation that would’ve made him a target for this kind of violence.”

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Norris Adams said his son deserves justice.

“My son didn’t deserve to get killed like that,” he said.

Because so many people were firing into the air, Moreschi said the witnesses were all dodging bullets, creating a real challenge in getting reliable information on a suspect.

He said after nearly two years, the family’s patience, kindness and faith still drive him in finding the gunman.

“It takes just one person. That’s the thing. It takes one person, one thing that can break open the case,” he said. “Time has gone by, yes, but it just takes that one thing and we can go from there.”

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