Arrest made in Taft double-murder

Motive behind shootings unknown

Laureano "Larry" Romero, 39.
Laureano "Larry" Romero, 39.

ORLANDO, Fla. – A 39-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in Orlando in the shooting deaths of two men.

Laureano Romero was arrested around 5:45 p.m. in the deaths of 21-year-old Nick Lewis and 22-year-old Deangelo Cox, who were found shot to death Tuesday inside a home in Taft.  Romero faces two counts of first-degree murder.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said Romero was a resident of 203 4th Street in Taft, where the bodies were found.

Police say Romero has a lengthy criminal history, but his motive for shooting the two is unknown.