Sheriff: Motorcyclist shoots bicyclist to death in Osceola County

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A man died Wednesday afternoon in a shooting, Osceola County Sheriff Marcos Lopez said.


The shooting happened shortly before 2:45 p.m. at Bill Beck Boulevard and Fortune Road.

Lopez said a man riding a bicycle was approaching the entrance of Ponderosa RV Park when a man riding a motorcycle shot him.

He said the motorcyclist had a woman seated behind him on the motorcycle.

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A witness performed CPR on the shooting victim, but he died at the hospital.

The witness gave deputies a “good description” of the gunman, Lopez said.

He said deputies used technology to locate the motorcyclist, “matching the description to the T,” and they followed him to Michigan Avenue and East Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, where they arrested him -- only 10 minutes after the shooting.

Lopez said it is unknown what led up to the shooting, describing it as an “isolated incident.” But he said the two men knew one another.

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The identities of those involved in the shooting have not yet been publicly released.

“The suspect is being held at the Osceola County Jail under an unrelated warrant,” the Sheriff’s Office said in an email. “Further investigation and charges are pending at this time along with the next of kin notification.”

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Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly, WFTV.com

Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.

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