'She had a heart of gold,' friend of teen killed on Sunday says
Police: 18-year-old man facing charges in woman's death
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A man is in custody as a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a young woman, Kississimmee police said.
A cellphone video of the arrest was captured by a neighbor moments after officers surrounded Nicolas Rincon, detained him and hauled him off for questioning. Kissimmee police tell us Rincon is a person of interest in the shooting. -- They said he showed up walking down Orange Street near Forrest Avenue while police were processing the crime scene.
"They say, "Hey you, stop, raise hands, hit the ground," Julio Ortiz told News 6.
On Monday, neighbors were still rattled by the fact that a young woman was shot and killed inside
a Forrest Avenue home.
Though neighbors did not know 19-year-old Tyanna Milagros Velasquez, Raquel and Ruth Melendez did.
"She was an amazing person. She had a heart of gold," Raquel Melendez said.
Raquel said Velasquez,who affectionately was called TT,had a big heart and an even bigger smile. She created a montage to remember all the good times for the young woman she says was like a daughter to her.
She says Velasquez's own parents are too devastated to talk, but need all the help and prayers they can get.
"She did not deserve this. It's just so sad. A senseless act from an 18-year-old that took it all away," she told News 6.
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