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Man dies after shooting, crash in Orange County

Deputies launch death investigation near Americana Boulevard and Texas Avenue

ORLANDO, Fla. – A 40-year-old man died early Monday after being shot and crashing into a tree in Orange County, deputies said.

The crash was reported at 12:31 a.m. near Americana Boulevard and Texas Avenue.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the area for a single-vehicle crash and found the driver suffering from a gunshot wound.

The man, identified as Roberto Betancourt, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Video from the scene showed what appeared to be three bullet holes in the car.

No one is in custody, and no other details about the man’s death have been released. Deputies said Tuesday that Betancourt’s death is being classified as a homicide.


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