ORLANDO, Fla. – A 21-year-old man was shot and killed late Friday in Orange County during an attempted home invasion robbery, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office on Monday identified the victim as Michael Ramos.
Deputies said Ramos was found shot to death around 10:45 p.m. in northern Orange County. Investigators said Ramos was among several people involved in a home invasion robbery attempt around 10:10 p.m. on the 100 block of South Lake Pleasant Road.
According to the incident report, Ramos was a family member of the residents at the home on Lake Pleasant Road. The victims said the family member was knocking on the door and when someone answered the door an unknown man stepped into view and pointed a gun in his face.
The 20-year-old who answered the door was holding a silver handgun and fired an unknown amount of times at the suspects, according to the report.
The person who shot Ramos told investigators he last saw Ramos three weeks ago at his aunt’s house and they were pleasant with each other. He said he did not know what would have provoked the incident.
The person who shot Ramos told deputies the other person with Ramos was a black male with a hoodie up and was wearing a face mask.
Additional suspects fled in a vehicle parked in a nearby neighborhood, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Investigators are seeking information from the public regarding suspicious persons or vehicles in the neighborhood on the night of Oct. 23.
The investigation is still active and ongoing. No arrests have been made.