2 charged in Ocoee teen's homicide case
Antwan Davis, 15, fatally shot in head in Ocoee
ORLANDO, Fla. – Two people have been arrested in the shooting death of Antwan Davis, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings announced on Friday.
Michael Anderson, 17, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the case of 15-year-old Antwan Davis, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Demings: 17 year old Michael Anderson arrested in murder of 15 year old Antwan Davis. pic.twitter.com/HFEfxErQZh— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) March 18, 2016
Anderson's girlfriend, Lindsey Shirley, 18, has been arrested and charged with accessory after the fact to life and tampering with physical evidence.
When arrested, deputies said Anderson appeared to regret what happened.
"He did express some remorse in the shooting. We know this won't bring Antwan back, but we hope this news will bring a measure of comfort to his family," said OCSO detectives.
Detectives said Anderson was selling marijuana to Davis the night he was shot and killed, and found lying on the sidewalk along Lakewood Avenue.
"Mr. Anderson apparently had the narcotics to sell," added detectives.
Investigators said tips from the community lead them to Shirley, who then gave them information on Anderson's whereabouts. They were able to find Anderson hiding in the woods off North Orange Blossom Trail.
"As his girlfriend, she had close contact with him. She continued to have contact with him after the event after the homicide and oftentimes made some decisions she regrets today," detectives said.
Detectives recovered a gun from Anderson, which was reported stolen from Seminole County. But this isn't the first time Anderson has had a run-in with the law. He was arrested in January for aggravated battery.
"We hope that it is a wake-up call for some young men and woman that are involved in that sort of thing, that it can be life-changing and hopefully they make better decisions," detectives said.
Davis' family thinks the middle school student got caught up with the wrong crowd.
His aunt spoke to News 6 after the shooting.
"He was a middle school child shot and left for dead," said Tiffany Long, the teen's aunt. "If you did it, you need to come forward. You took the life of a 15-year-old kid -- a brother, a nephew, a son. You had no right to do this to my nephew and you need to bring yourself forward."
Family and friends held a vigil on Tuesday night at Starke Lake, the place his family said he loved to go most.
"He was the light when he walked into the room," Long said. "He lit the room up. His smile, his laugh, when he laughed you couldn't help but laugh."
It's still unclear if Anderson will be charged as an adult because he is 17 years old.
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