• Sheriff: Man found shot, killed in Seminole County home

    By: Chip Skambis , Jeff Levkulich

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    ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - A man in his 30s was shot and killed in the kitchen of his Seminole County home Monday morning, the Sheriff's Office said. 

    A neighbor who frequently visited the man, whom police did not identify, found his body around 9:30 a.m. in the kitchen of the house at 611 Lake Mobile Drive, officials said. 

    Detectives are working to get a search warrant for the home and officials from the medical examiner's office to evaluate the body. 


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    While detectives were investigating the death, a man in a neighboring duplex approached investigators and said he had been horsing around with the victim in his home when they fought over a gun in the house and it went off, officials said. 

    That man, 22-year-old Corez Morse, was taken into custody on an active warrant for violation of probation on a drug charge. 

    Investigators are working to determine if Morse's story is accurate. 

    The Sheriff's Office believes the victim and man had been using drugs at the house at the time of the shooting. 

     

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