Man shoots cousin on Pine Hills Road, deputies say

Victim dies at ORMC

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A man shot a relative Thursday afternoon on Pine Hills Road, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to the 4900 block of North Pine Hills Road at 3:16 p.m. regarding the shooting.

The victim was identified by the Sheriff's Office as Joseph Hamilton, 36, who had an ongoing dispute with Neal Melbourne, 41. Deputies said the pair are cousins.

Melbourne arrived at the home and got into an argument with Hamilton. Deputies said Melbourne, at some point, took out a handgun and shot Hamilton.

Melbourne fled the scene. Deputies said a stop was conducted a short time later and Melbourne was taken into custody.

Hamilton was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, deputies said.

Melbourne was arrested on a first-degree murder charge, deputies said.

Booking photo of Neal Melbourne.
Booking photo of Neal Melbourne.

Video from the scene showed crime scene tape surrounding the front yard of a home.

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