ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A man is in custody Thursday charged with second-degree murder after a 39-year-old woman was found fatally shot in a home near Goldenrod and Narcoossee roads earlier this month.
Deputies said when they arrived at the home on Old Goldenrod Road around 2:30 a.m. on June 3, they found Paula Anderson suffering from a gunshot wound.
Deputies said Anderson was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
Deputies announced Thursday that they arrested Trevor Belair, 24, in connection with Anderson's death, as well as numerous drug and gun felonies.
Anderson and her boyfriend, John Bowden, were preparing to go to bed when bullets came flying through their bedroom.
Deputies said seconds before the gunfire, the couple told Trevor Belair and his co-defendant, Taylor McDaniel, 20, to get off their property.
"They had admitted to stealing a U-Haul and were trying to use the location to remove the U-Haul decals," a prosecutor told a judge Thursday.
Officials said Bowden had known Belair for four years and identified him in a photograph.
Investigators said they tracked down McDaniel through her and Belair's social media accounts, and they were discovered in a vehicle with a gun.
Deputies said McDaniel is a co-defendant in the case and was arrested on unrelated charges.
An arrest affidavit said McDaniel will testify against Belair, who is her fiancé, saying that he pulled the trigger.
Deputies said they arrested Belair and McDaniel last week but did not charge Belair with second-degree murder until the Florida Department of Law Enforcement ran tests on Belair's gun.
Agents said it was a positive match for the bullet found in Anderson's body.
ARRESTED: Trevor Belair, 24, faces a charge 2nd degree murder for his involvement in the shooting homicide of Paula Anderson on June 3rd on Old Goldenrod Rd. He has also been charged with numerous drugs and guns felonies. Excellent work by all involved in this investigation. pic.twitter.com/Bhxyv034Fo— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) June 13, 2019
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