Deputies search for suspect in deadly shooting near Apopka

Authorities offering $5,000 reward for Travone Jermal Simmons

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is searching for Travone Jermal Simmons after a deadly shooting.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office is searching for Travone Jermal Simmons after a deadly shooting. (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County deputies are searching for a 19-year-old man they say was behind a deadly shooting over the weekend.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said Travone Jermal Simmons shot and killed a man Sunday night and then took off.

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Man shot, killed near Apopka
Man shot, killed near Apopka

The fatal shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. on East 17th Street off Old Apopka Road. Deputies were called to the area and they found Deantae Holmes had been shot.

The 26-year-old was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Detectives are now offering a $5,000 reward for anyone with information that could lead to Simmons’ arrest. The sheriff’s office said tips can be reported to Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.