Suspect arrested after man found shot, killed at Orlando apartment complex, police say

Samuel Celestin, 22, believed to have shot at victim 4 times, police say

Samuel Celestin, 22, is suspected of shooting at and killing a man, according to the Orlando Police Department. (WKMG)

ORLANDO, Fla. – A suspect was arrested after a man was found dead Friday with gunshot wounds at a Rosemont apartment complex, according to the Orlando Police Department.

Officers responded to calls of a shooting at the Village Park Apartments, in the 4500 block of Lake Martin Lane, before 10 p.m., according to police. There, officers found a dead man with multiple gunshot wounds.

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Samuel Celestin, 22, is accused of shooting at the victim four times while the victim was sitting at a table, according to an arrest affidavit. He was arrested Saturday.

Celestin called 911 twice on Friday to report the shooting, according to the arrest affidavit. In the first call, Celestin told police he fired his gun after someone was threatening him in his house, reports show.

The first call disconnected, and officers could not locate anyone after responding. Over an hour later, Celestin called again to say he defended himself against a man he did not know, according to the arrest affidavit.

After being detained, Celestin told officers the person he shot lived with him up until the day before but did not know his name, reports show.

Officers said they found items in a room belonging to the victim who was identified, leading them to believe the victim lived there and was allowed to be inside.

Celestin faces a first-degree murder charge.

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