Arrest made in shooting death of 19-year-old woman, Kissimmee police say
Police: 18-year-old man facing charges in woman's death
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 19-year-old woman that took place Sunday afternoon, Kissimmee police said.
Police said Nicolas Rincon was initially considered a person of interest after officers found him near the home where Tyanna Milagros Velasquez was fatally shot. After being interviewed by detectives, he was charged Monday in connection with her death.
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The call to the home on North Forrest Avenue near West Orange Street came just before 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The caller reported that a woman had been shot.
When police arrived, they found Velasquez dead inside the home. Police said she was not from the area but did not provide any more information.
Police said that while detectives were at the scene of the shooting, Rincon was found with a gun nearby.
"While we were processing (the crime scene), a person of interest came walking down the street and he was taken into custody and arrested for possession of a firearm with altered serial numbers," said Stacy Miller, with the Kissimmee Police Department. "He's 18 years old and he's being interviewed by detectives."
Officers said Rincon cooperated while being interviewed by police and was later booked into the Osceola County Jail, where he is being held without bond.
Rincon was charged with homicide, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a firearm with an altered serial number, police said.
Those who live nearby said they were shocked by what happened, but said they've seen their share of drug-related crime creep into the neighborhood.
Thomas Magda even put up surveillance cameras outside his home to protect his property and his family.
Police are now reviewing his surveillance camera footage to see if it can help them piece together what led to the shooting.
"It could have been my wife, my kids, even me," Magda said. "You always want to protect your family."
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