ORLANDO, Fla. – Two men have been arrested in connection with several shootings, including one that wounded a security guard at an Orange County shopping plaza.
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said Monday that Luis R. Perez, 23, and Tyson Johnson, 18, were arrested in multiple shootings that occurred in a 24-hour period.
According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, Johnson shot a man who refused to buy a gun from him at the Chowder Bay apartments because they could not agree on the price. The man attempted to shoot Johnson and the bullet grazed Johnson in the chest, officials said.
Johnson later shot up a Chowder Bay apartment where he thought the man was staying, but it was the wrong apartment, Demings said.
Later, Johnson and Perez shot a 43-year-old security guard working his first day on the job at the Americana Plaza on Americana Boulevard at Texas Avenue in Orlando. Demings said the duo wanted to steal the guard's gun. The guard was wounded and taken to a hospital.
The next day, Johnson shot an innocent victim at the Chowder Bay apartments whom he thought was the man who didn't buy his gun, officials said. The victim was shot in the torso and paralyzed, deputies said.
Meanwhile, a pizza delivery driver was shot dead a week earlier at the Americana Plaza where the security guard worked, Deputies said Jean Emmanuel Loiseau was shot during an argument with two men in the parking lot, but the shooting is not linked to the others.
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