ORLANDO, Fla. – A 78-year-old man was shot and killed Sunday in an apparent carjacking at a CVS in Orange County, according to sheriff’s officials.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office on Monday identified the man as Uken Lloyd Cummings. On Tuesday, Sheriff John Mina announced a reward of $10,000 in the case.
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Sheriff’s officials said detectives believe Cummings was carjacked by three assailants who drove away in his car from the CVS at 6217 Silver Star Road near North Powers Drive.
Deputies said Cummings was shot and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he died.
“We are not releasing additional information, including the vehicle or suspect description,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
A family member of Cummings told News 6 that he was likely picking up a prescription at the CVS when he was shot.
CAN YOU HELP? On Sunday, Uken Lloyd Cummings, 78, was brutally murdered in a Silver Star Rd. parking lot during a carjacking.— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) February 1, 2022
We urge anyone with info to call @CrimelineFL at 800-423-8477.
Through the generosity of @FLSheriffs, the reward for info leading to an arrest is $10K. pic.twitter.com/Ga7AibSuBx
The daughter of the victim did not want to be identified due to safety for her family.
She said her dad has 10 grandchildren and moved to Florida in 2003 after retiring from a New York hospital as a security officer.
“It’s just shocking for all us to know that our father will never return home again,” the victim’s daughter said. “He didn’t deserve this and I want the killer to be caught and justice to be served.”
She told News 6 Cummings’ wife died less than a year ago from dementia.
“It’s hard. It’s hard,” she said. “We’re still mourning over the loss of our mother.”
Katherine Cooper, who lives nearby, drove past the CVS on her way home.
“It’s so close to my house and I travel up and down this road all day every day. Just to come home straight from work to see something like that is ridiculous,” Cooper said. (There were) a bunch of police and yellow tape. Yellow taps is never a good sign.”
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.
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