Second teen arrested for shooting death of 16-year-old at Orlando apartment complex

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando police say they’ve arrested a second teenager for the shooting death of another teen at a local apartment complex back in November.


Just before 5:30 p.m. on November 18, Orlando police officers responded to multiple calls reporting gunshots at the Metro Place Apartments on South Kirkman Road.

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The responding officers arrived to find the victim, identified as 16-year-old Randy Smith, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

Smith was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center and later died there.

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On Jan. 3, police announced the arrest of 17-year-old Trayvon Jackson for his role in Smith’s death.

On Friday, police identified 16-year-old Rise Burgess as another suspect in the shooting.

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Both teens were arrested and charged with second-degree murder and robbery with a firearm.

Investigators have not said how they developed Jackson and Burgess as suspects in the shooting.

They’re still asking anyone with additional information on what happened to call CrimeLine at 1-800-423-8477.

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