Identities released of young men involved in deadly deputy-involved shooting outside Osceola Target

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — Update:

Two young men were accused of shoplifting pizza and Pokémon cards from an Osceola County Target store, before deputies shot and killed a man and three others were injured outside the store.

According to the family attorney, Jayden Alexander Baez was the driver of the black Audi In the Target parking lot on April 28th. The 20-year-old was shot and killed by Osceola county deputies after they said two passengers in his car were accused of stealing Pokémon cards and a pizza from Target.

According to an arrest affidavit, Michael Gomez and Joseph Lowe were seen by deputies shoplifting a pizza and Pokémon cards from Target. The duo left the store and got back into the SUV Baez was driving, but the reports do not say what led to the shooting.

According to Baez’s family attorney, he was shot in the chest and died.

The attorney said his other client, Lowe, was sitting in the passenger seat and had his hands up and was shot six times, mostly in his hands, and remains in the hospital.

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The attorney also said Gomez was shot in the back. Both were charged with petit theft.

The fourth passenger was not shot or charged with a crime.

The report said that Target wanted to prosecute, but Target is saying that is not true.

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Original Story:

Two young men were accused of shoplifting pizza and Pokémon cards from an Osceola County Target store, before deputies shot and killed a man and three others were injured outside the store Wednesday night.

What happened between when deputies tried to apprehend the young men as they left the store and when bullets started flying is unclear.

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Documents state the two young men were wearing black hoodies and face masks when they entered the store on U.S. 192 near Vineland Road in Kissimmee before 7 p.m.

Osceola County firefighters said they treated four people on the scene: the man who was shot by deputies, two people who were running from the scene and a fourth person who was struck in the hand by bullet shrapnel.

Osceola County Sheriff Marcos Lopez said his deputies are “fine” following the shooting, and that the investigation has been turned over to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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Sheriff Marcos Lopez said it is not releasing the names of the deputies involved in the shooting citing Marcy’s Law, which allows victims of a crime to keep their names from being made public.

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