APOPKA, Fla. - A man accused of critically injuring a man in a shooting at an Easter party in Apopka after cutting off a GPS monitor was arrested early Wednesday, police said.
Wilfred Gregory, known as Peanut, was booked at the Apopka Police Department and will be taken to the Orange County Jail.
Gregory, 33, had been on the loose since the shooting. Police said several residents contacted Gregory and convinced him that he should turn himself in.
Gregory was on GPS monitoring at the time of the shooting through a private company called Court Programs of Central Florida Inc., of Gulfport, Miss., for a domestic dispute, police said.
The head of the company, only identified as Mr. Aponte, was questioned by police, who said he led officials to the wrong address so he could pick up the device himself.
Police are supposed to be alerted immediately so they can protect the domestic violence victim, but the company waited six hours before notifying police and never turned in the device.
Aponte may face charges in the case, according to police.
The victim, Calvin Johnson, was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with wounds to his torso and head. He identified Gregory as the shooter, according to authorities.
The residence is close to Alonzo Williams Park on Hawthorne Avenue, where the Easter party originated, said deputies, who added that there were hundreds of people in the area when a fight broke out.
After the shooting, deputies tracked Gregory to a nearby home on 10th Street, but he was not located after an hours-long standoff in which a SWAT team used tear gas and flash grenades.
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