Arrest made after man dies, woman flags down Orange County deputy to report shooting

Fatal shooting investigated at Texas Avenue and West Pine Street near Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – A man was shot and killed late Sunday in Orange County, deputies said.

The fatal shooting was reported around 11:30 p.m. at Texas Avenue and West Pine Street near Orlando, but further investigation shows the incident occurred at the 400 block of Buchan Road.

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Deputies arrested Danny Junior Hunter, 39, Wednesday on a warrant for second-degree murder.

Danny Junior Hunter, 39, was arrested on a warrant for second-degree murder. (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, a woman flagged down a deputy at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Central Operations, saying her friend had been shot.

According to the police report, the incident occurred after the woman and her friend pulled over their car to a side street to talk. While they were in the vehicle, the woman heard someone trying to pull on the door handle and stepped out of the vehicle to confront them.

She then heard several gunshots, got back in the vehicle and found her friend gasping for breath, the report continues.

Ardia Junior Emanuel Thompson, 29, was found suffering from a gunshot wound and was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, deputies said.

Sheriff’s officials said preliminary information shows the man was injured near the intersection of Texas Avenue and Pine Street.

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