Reward increased to $10K for information about deadly I-4 shooting

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The reward for information about a deadly shooting on Interstate 4 has increased to $10,000, as the search continues for the gunman who opened fire on a passenger, killing him.


The shooting happened Tuesday night in Orange County in the eastbound lanes of I-4 near Osceola Parkway and State Road 528.

Investigators said a verbal altercation between the occupants of both vehicles led to the shooting. John-John Villafane died as a result.

READ: Deputies continue to search for person who fatally shot man on I-4

Investigators said Villafane and the driver of the vehicle, which was heading eastbound on I-4, were not armed and have no criminal history.

The other vehicle that the shooter was riding inside has been described as blue in color.

READ: Verbal altercation led to fatal shooting on I-4, investigators say

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is still not speaking publicly about the case but have called it a “senseless” murder. They are asking for the public’s help to find the person responsible.

Deputies said the driver of the vehicle is described as a Black man in a blue sedan.

READ: ‘Senselessly murdered’: Passenger in car fatally shot on I-4 in Orange County

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Crimeline at 800-423-8477.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

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