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Arrest made in fatal shooting at Orlando apartment complex

Jose Arenas, 35, faces second-degree murder charge

ORLANDO, Fla. – A man was arrested in connection with a fatal shooting at an apartment complex, the Orlando Police Department tweeted Wednesday.

Jose Sanchez Arenas, 35, was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder with a firearm in the Friday shooting at the Venetian Place Apartments.

Orlando police said several people who knew each other got into a fight near the 4500 block of Commander Drive, and the altercation ended with one person shot.

The shooting victim, a 27-year-old Hispanic man, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Neighbors told News 6 that shootings in the area have become more frequent.

"What, three months ago, I guess, somewhere around there, they had another shooting and the guy died over here, so we live here," a neighbor said. "We've been here nine years, and you know, I wish it would stop."

 


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