Family of victim in Orange County home invasion reacts to final arrest
Ramon Fernandez captured in New York
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The fifth and final person wanted in connection with a shooting during a home invasion that killed a 20-year-old man has been arrested, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said Ramon Fernandez, who was identified as a suspect in February, was arrested in Brooklyn, New York on a first-degree murder warrant.
The home invasion happened Jan. 14 at a home on Port Simbor Avenue, less than 5 miles from the University of Central Florida.
According to court documents, five people, including Fernandez, broke into the home thinking marijauna was being grown inside.
At some point, the documents said, there was a struggle that resulted in 20-year-old Alex Correa being fatally shot.
"It’s been stressful on the whole family," said William Correa, the victim's father.
He told News 6 the last five months of searching for Fernandez have been agonizing.
"He was out there. I have a newborn who’s not even two years old, and let me tell you, I feared for my family because you never know. You never know," he said.
Ashley Deane-Webb, Michael Salgado Soto, Taylor Massey and Daquon Gathers were arrested in February.
Fernandez will be extradited from New York to Florida but it's unclear when that will happen.
Correa said the search for suspects shouldn't end there.
He said authorities need to arrest the people who fed and housed Fernandez while he was on the run.
"You’re harboring a criminal," he said. "No matter if he’s your brother, your father, whatever. You should’ve turned him in."
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