Orange County

Do you recognize him? Orange County deputies share video of suspect in armed robbery, shooting

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County deputies said a 29-year-old man is at Orlando Regional Medical Center after being shot outside a 7-Eleven gas station off John Young Parkway.


Deputies said this happened just before 5 a.m. Thursday near Sand Lake Road.

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The sheriff’s office said the victim was in the parking lot with his friends when another man approached them.

The man took out a gun and stole some of the victim’s belongings.

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During the robbery, the man fired his gun several times, shot the victim once and fled the scene in a vehicle.

Investigators said the victim was taken to ORMC as a trauma alert and is expected to recover.

The shooter has not been identified yet.

The sheriff’s office released surveillance video Thursday evening showing their suspect running away from the scene.

He’s described as a skinny, 5 foot 8 or 9 inch tall black man between the ages of 25 and 30 years old. Deputy say he also has short dreadlocks.

Anyone who recognizes him is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-8477.

Channel 9 will have continued coverage of this developing story on Eyewitness News.

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