OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A traffic stop Thursday led to the arrest of the suspect in an Osceola County shooting last month in which a woman was killed and another person was injured.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, their Criminal Interdiction Team stopped a 2010 Acura on State Road 408 at 11:15 a.m. for having illegal window tinting.
Shortly after making contact with the driver, troopers identified him as 38-year-old Daniel Alfredo Cruz, who had an active warrant for his arrest out of Osceola County for the October 9 shooting at the Red Star Restaurant and Hookah Bar on West Irlo Bronson Blvd. in Kissimmee.
Troopers say Cruz was in possession of a loaded handgun when he was arrested. Both Cruz and the gun have been turned over to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.
Osceola County investigators say the hookah lounge incident started as a shootout between multiple people.
Before Thursday, none of the people involved in the shooting had been identified by the sheriff’s office.
They have not explained exactly what Cruz’ involvement in the shooting was or how they developed him as a suspect.
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