Judge denies bond for man accused in fatal co-worker shooting

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - The man accused of fatally shooting his co-worker at an Orange County moving and storage facility on Friday was denied bond during his first appearance at the jail Saturday.

Raul Acosta, 58, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder hours after the fatal shooting at Central Moving and Storage on Directors Row. 

Deputies and emergency crews responded to the facility around 8 a.m. Friday after receiving reports of a shooting. The 42-year-old victim was found on the ground near his vehicle in the parking lot, deputies said. He was rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities said the victim and Acosta knew each other, and were temporary workers at the moving and storage facility.

The men got into an argument while loading a truck on Thursday, deputies said. Another employee told investigators the victim said Acosta had threatened to kill him, according to an arrest affidavit. Witnesses said the argument continued Friday morning in the parking lot.

"The victim was getting out of his car and he (Acosta) approached the victim, produced a firearm, shot the victim," Jeff Williamson with the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.

Acosta was arrested after being found riding his bicycle near Semoran Boulevard and Curry Ford Road Friday afternoon. Officials said he was cooperative with investigators.

"He came in and offered pretty much a full confession, and it was basically about workplace harassment," Williamson said.

The victim's name has not been released by authorities.