$5K reward being offered for information after 15-year-old boy shot dead on Parramore front porch

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando police are trying to track down the person who shot and killed a 15-year-old while he stood on his grandmother’s front porch in Parramore.

The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Columbia Street and Parramore Avenue.

Investigators were still at the scene more than 15 hours later.

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It took several hours for officers to identify the teenager. Police said the victim is Antwan Roberts Jr.

Community members said Roberts was a member of the local boys and girls club, visiting the community center nearly everyday.

Orlando police Chief Orlando Rolon said his agency got a 911 call and an OPD sergeant happened to be nearby. The sergeant found Roberts shot to death.

There is a growing memorial outside of Roberts’ grandmother’s home where he was shot and killed while standing on the front porch with a Capri Sun in his hand.

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“We have more questions than answers this morning,” said Rolon. “So we need the public’s help to provide us with info so we can find the individuals or individual who did this, so we can take them into custody.”

Police do not have a description of the suspect.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Orlando Police Department at 321-235-5300 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

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Police are offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.

Q McCray, WFTV.com

Q McCray is an award-winning general assignment reporter.

Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.