‘I shot my wife:' Man arrested after killing wife, son in Orange County

The shooting is still under investigation

Shooting on Darlington Drive leave 2 dead, 1 arrested
Shooting on Darlington Drive leave 2 dead, 1 arrested

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A man is behind bars after deputies say he killed his wife and son early Sunday morning.

Deputies responded to the 11600-block of Darlington Drive in reference to a shooting at 1:15 a.m.

According to officials, deputies located a man and a woman suffering from gunshot wounds.

The woman was identified as Jodi Rivera and the man was identified as Matthew Rivera, investigators said.

Orange County Fire Rescue Department responded and pronounced the two dead at the scene.

“There were multiple shell casings on the floor of the residence and on the driveway to the residence,” deputies said. “A box of ammunition was found on the floor of the bathroom where the suspect was seen going with his firearm.”

While deputies were investigating, a white Kia Soul arrived, officials said.

According to deputies, Smith Rivera got out of the car, approached investigators, and said “I shot my wife.”

Smith RIvera

Rivera was immediately arrested and was not asked any further questions, officials said.

Smith Rivera is charged with two counts of first-degree murder with a firearm and one count of attempted first-degree murder with a firearm.

Smith Rivera was taken to the Orange County Jail.

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