Man found dead along Apopka road after shooting, deputies say

Suspect in custody

Orange County Sheriff's Office cruiser.
Orange County Sheriff's Office cruiser.

APOPKA, Fla. – A suspect was taken into custody after a man was shot to death Tuesday in Apopka, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies on Wednesday identified the man as 34-year-old Saul Pellot Cortes.

Deputies responded to an area along Mt. Plymouth Road just before 1 p.m. Tuesday after receiving calls for an emergency. When they arrived at the scene, deputies discovered Cortes suffering from a gunshot wound, according to a news release.

The Apopka Fire Department pronounced Cortes dead at the scene, a spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office said.

It was not immediately clear what led to the violence.

Deputies have not released the name of the person taken into custody.

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