2 moving cars exchange gunfire along East Colonial Drive, OSCO says

Man collapses outside Publix; 3 others at large

By Michelle Ganley - Graham Media Group

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A man collapsed near the entrance of a Publix store after he was shot Friday night, in an incident involving two moving vehicles and the people inside exchanging gunfire, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

About 10:55 p.m., deputies learned of two vehicles whose occupants were shooting at each other, a watch commander with the Sheriff’s Office said, adding that the reports came from the area of East Colonial Drive and Chuluota Road.

A news release said witnesses saw a dark-colored vehicle pull up next to a Mercedes Benz, which was listed as stolen by Lake Mary police in April. The occupants of the dark-colored vehicle began shooting at its occupants, who have been identified as Jamahl Maliak Alexander, 21, and Jarnell Deravious Browdy, 27, according to the release.

Then, the driver of the Mercedes crashed into another car and a pole after being struck by a bullet, and the two people who were inside the car fled, officials said. Deputies said the suspect fled traveling east on Colonial Drive.

One of the victims collapsed in front of the grocery store, suffering from a gunshot wound, investigators said. The other was found after midnight walking on Lake Pickett Court, according to investigators. It is unclear which victim went where.

The news release said both of the victims were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening injuries. Both victims declined to press charges, according to the release.

The second vehicle involved in the shooting, and two other men, remain at large. Detectives are taking over the investigation.

This is considered an aggravated battery case and a crash.

The three suspects all got away before investigators could arrive, the watch commander said. It’s believed that two took off in a car and the third ran from the scene. 

This is a developing story. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for the latest information.

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