Man dies, woman seriously injured in shooting at Sanford apartment complex

SANFORD, Fla. — A man died and a woman was seriously injured in a shooting Sunday evening at an apartment complex, the Sanford Police Department said.


Police said they were called at about 8 p.m. to the Bel-Air apartments on East Airport Boulevard near Sanford Avenue after a shooting was reported in the parking lot.

Investigators said they discovered Myeia Kudakwashe, 27, with a gunshot wound in her abdomen. She was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

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Police said they then discovered Steven Martin, 29, with multiple gunshot wounds in his chest. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

“It appears that Kudakwashe was at the location earlier, which was the customary location for Kudakwashe to exchange custody of her children with their father, who lived in the complex,” said Bianca Gillett, a police spokeswoman. “Kudakwashe appeared agitated when arriving at the apartment complex, and she forced her way into the apartment before having to be forcefully removed.”

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Witnesses told police that Kudakwashe brandished a gun before leaving the complex.

“When Kudakwashe and Martin returned, they were shot on the second floor exterior walkway near the apartment,” Gillett said. “The details of what occurred when they returned are still under investigation.”

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Police said that the shooting appears to be domestic in nature.

Investigators and the State Attorney’s Office are reviewing the case together.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Sanford police or Crimeline at 407-423-8477.

You could receive a $5,000 reward for a tip that solves the case.

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Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly, WFTV.com

Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.

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