KISSIMMEE, Fla. - An Osceola County High School student is sitting in a jail and facing murder charges in connection with the shooting death of a 19-year-old woman over the weekend.
A newly released report said the suspect and the victim knew each other.
The full nature of their relationship is still unclear.
Police said the victim, Tyanna Milagros Velasquez, lived in Orlando, about eight miles from the Kissimmee home where she was shot.
A memorial outside the home on Forrest Avenue continued to grow Tuesday.
The 21-year-old who lives in the home told police that Nicholas Rincon, 18, who he only knew by the nickname “Villain,” brought Velasquez to visit Sunday.
The witness said he was in his room when Rincon and Velasquez went into a different bedroom and shut the door.
After hearing a loud noise and telling Rincon and Velasquez to be quiet, he said he heard what he believed was a gunshot.
He told officers he found Rincon standing over the victim, who police said had been shot in the face.
The man said Rincon told him, “I told her not to mess with the gun,” and left.
Four hours after the shooting, police said Rincon returned to an area near the scene where he was arrested.
Officers said they found a glock handgun in the pat down, with its serial numbers scratched off.
It’s still unknown how the scene unfolded and why.
“It’s sad because it happened to a person that’s just started living and the other one, his life has been cut off, too,” said resident Julio Ortiz.
Police said they have video of a nearby gas station, where hours before the shooting, the witness told police he made a stop with the suspect and the victim.
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