ORLANDO, Fla. – A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a shooting Thursday evening near the Mall at Millenia food court, police said.
Orlando police said Trey’von Jaheim Graham was arrested overnight on charges of attempted first-degree murder with a firearm and discharging a firearm in public.
Details about what led to the shooting have not been released.
Four people were taken into custody after the shooting, but their status is not known. Police said early Friday that no other suspects were being sought.
The shooting ended with no injuries to any shoppers, suspects or officers, according to the Orlando Police Department.
Deputy Chief Eric Smith said extra-duty officers who were working security at the popular mall were able to locate the alleged shooter quickly after shots were heard near the food court.
Investigators are trying to determine how many shots were fired. Smith said they’re also reviewing surveillance video.
“We’re trying to work all that out. It’s gonna to be a little while while we investigate. Our detectives inside of the mall, they’ll be checking everything out, see what we can do. So it’s gonna take a little bit of time to figure everything out, but right now the most important thing: no one was shot, no one was injured and at this time, everybody’s safe,” Smith said.
He added that because there were patrons in the food court at the time, it’s fortunate that no one was injured.
“It could have been a deadly situation. There could have been people who got hurt, people who got wounded. We’re just lucky no one got shot and the great thing about our off-duty program is there were officers inside of the mall prior to gunshots who responded right away. They responded to the training, engaged the suspect and took them down without incident,” Smith said.
The department first announced the shooting on Twitter at about 6:30 p.m., saying that the mall on Conroy Road was being evacuated and residents should avoid the area.
That tweet was followed up by another minutes later indicating that no one was injured and officers were in contact with several subjects. Authorities also said there was no threat to the public.
Sky 6 video from the scene showed at least a dozen patrol cars parked outside the shopping center.
Officers initially said the shooting happened inside the food court but later clarified that it happened outside the mall near the food court entrance.
A mall spokeswoman said Mall at Millenia is working with Orlando police on the investigation, and the mall will be open as usual on Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.