Man arrested in fatal shooting near UCF

Jesus Calle was fatally shot Jan. 3

A man was arrested Thursday in Oviedo in connection with the shooting death of a 23-year-old man killed near the University of Central Florida in January.

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A man was arrested Thursday in Oviedo in connection with the shooting death of a 23-year-old man killed near the University of Central Florida in January.

Jesus Armando Calle, 23, was shot and killed Jan. 3 during a party at an apartment complex on University Boulevard.

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Deputies previously released surveillance video and photos showing persons of interest in the death of the 23-year-old.

Maurico Antonio Castro Jr. was arrested Thursday by Oviedo police on second-degree murder charges.

While few details have been released about what led up to the gunfire, an incident report shows that the Calle and Castro were at an “open house party” and when the shots were fired, Castro fled along with other partygoers.

Records released Thursday show two men, one who said he lives at the apartment and the other who said he was a friend of the victim, called 911.

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Both were frantic and repeatedly begged for help.

“They’re on the ground, they’re bleeding out. Get here right now,” one man said.

Neither knew who the shooter was, only that he’d left the scene.

“I’m at a party and I come back inside and my friend is on the ground shot in the (expletive) neck,” the other man said.

They both reported that Calle was unconscious and at times didn’t appear to be breathing.

“Yo, please, can you hurry up? He’s going to (expletive) die,” Calle’s friend said as first responders arrived. “Hurry up, he’s literally dying. He’s dying right now.”

According to the update from the sheriff’s office, tips from the community helped them to arrest Castro.

Check back for updates on this developing story.