Man faces murder charge in fatal Orlando police shooting at downtown nightclub

Kody Roach charged with 1st-degree murder in death of Maria Godinez

Local 6 News at 6:00p
Local 6 News at 6:00p

ORLANDO, Fla. – An alleged gunman who prompted a fatal police shooting at an Orlando nightclub now faces first-degree murder charges in the death of a woman who was struck by an officer's stray bullet.

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The alleged gunman, Kody Roach, 23, was wounded by police in the August 19 shooting, which occurred at Vixen Bar at 118 South Orange Avenue. Roach, who remains hospitalized, was initially arrested on charges of carrying a concealed firearm. He now also faces charges of attempted armed burglary and armed trespassing in an occupied structure.

Maria Godinez, 22, was struck and killed by a stray bullet fired by an Orlando police officer who confronted Roach at the bar.

Roach's new arrest report released on Tuesday details many of the same circumstances described immediately after the shooting, but it also gets into more detail.

For example, Godinez was shot in the shoulder and collapsed about 6-to-8 ft. inside the bar.

It also details how surveillance video obtained by Vixen Bar shows Roach dropping his gun after he was kicked out of the bar for carrying a gun.

The video also shows him trying to get back inside the bar as police confronted him outside.

"Unsuccessful in opening the locked door again, Roach then raises his shirt with his left hand, while rapidly reaching into his waistband with his right hand," the report details.

Officer Eduard Sanguino fires nine shots, according to the report. Roach was shot at least five times, the report indicates. One of the shots ricocheted, hitting Lt. Frank Nunez in the shin. One of the bullets hit Godinez.

Once Roach collapsed, the report says he dropped a .40-caliber Ruger firearm from his hands.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement continues to investigate the police-involved shooting.

As standard procedure, the officers in the shooting, Sanguino and Officer Jeff Angel, were placed on paid administrative leave.

Sanguino has been with OPD for two-and-a-half years, and Angel has been with OPD for 14 years. Both Sanguino and Angel are part of the downtown bike unit of OPD.

Police said Nunez has been on the force for 19 years.

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