Orange County

Suspect identified in connection to Orlando apartment complex shooting, police say

ORLANDO, Fla. — A man has been arrested following a shooting at the Maxwell Terrace Apartments, Orlando police said Sunday.


According to a release, police responded around 5:20 p.m. Friday to a shooting call on West Arlington Street.

Once officers arrived, they found a man, later identified as Zedekiah Lafayette, 26, lying on the ground in the parking lot.

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Orlando Fire Department assisted at the scene and pronounced the man dead.

Police said the suspect, Willie Shade, 34, was walking with the victim and another person when he threw Lafayette to the ground, shot him. and ran away.

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Orlando police took Shade into custody once he returned to the apartment complex hours later.

Police said Shade is charged with first-degree murder with a firearm.

Investigators said this is an ongoing case and if you have any information, contact OPD at 321-235-5300 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477.

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