Man arrested, accused of fatally shooting Osceola High School football coach’s son

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Police in Kissimmee said a man has been arrested after a deadly shooting in January.

Officers said 22-year-old Jaquari Walker was arrested in Orange County on a warrant for armed robbery in Kissimmee.

Investigators said while Walker was in custody, he admitted to police to his involvement in the murder of 30-year-old Eric Pinellas on Jan. 11.


Pinellas was found suffering from gunshot wounds in the area of Cypress Street and Bay Street.

Original report: Son of Osceola High football coach killed in shooting

He was taken to a hospital where he died.

Osceola High School football coach Eric Pinellas shared soon after that his son was the victim of gun violence.

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“Lost my oldest son to senseless gun violence last night,” Pinellas said in a social media post in January. “Been trying to process not ever seeing him again all day. If you have a minute or two of spare time, say a prayer for me and my family.”

Police said during their interview with Walker that he, “clearly described specific details that would only be known to the suspect.”

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Police said Walker, who was arrested in Orange County, is facing murder and weapons charges after admitting involvement.

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