UPDATE: Deputies ID man found dead in possible shooting in northwest Orange County neighborhood

Victim found on Hermit Smith Road

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said they are investigating a death in northwest Orange County.

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The Sheriff’s Office said around 7:40 p.m. Tuesday deputies responded to a possible shooting in the 1200 block of Hermit Smith Road, north of U.S. Route 441 and west of State Road 429.

Investigators said they found a man in his 30s with life-threatening injuries and he was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

In an update on Wednesday, deputies identified the victim as 37-year-old James Collins Walker Harris and said the investigation was still underway.

No other details have been released by authorities.

Deputies are asking anyone with information about the case to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.


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