Police revealed today that one of the two persons killed in a shoot out at Belle Isle on Wednesday was one of the key suspects in the deadly Orlando club shooting in February.
Quoting police sources, Orlando Sentinel reported that, Luis Cruz-Nazario, the victim was charged with a second-degree murder charge for the killings of a duo that happened on Feb. 7 at the Glitz Ultra Lounge.
Another person who was also shot, Emanuel Castro-Vazquez, however, has not been charged for the incident. Belle Isle police officials recovered the the bodies of the duo from a parked car near Hansel Avenue Wednesday morning.
Police said, the duo had multiple bullet marks in their bodies, adding that possible they have been shot in a street near Oak Ridge Road, but managed to get inside their car and dived all the way long for getting some help.
But, finally both succumbed to their injuries on the way,before getting any medical help. Both were shot multiple times, police said. Investigators believe they were shot in the street near Oak Ridge Road, got in a car and tried to drive to get help.
They were found in a parking lot near Cornerstone Charter Academy, just north of Fairlane Avenue. Deputy Rose Silva, from Orange County Sheriff’s Office, however, said police is yet to arriva at a final conclusion as to which is investigating Wednesday’s homicide with Belle Isle police, said they are yet to confirm the victims role in the Glitz killings.
Detectives are still investigating, she said.could not confirm whether the Belle Isle shooting had anything to do with the Glitz killings.
She added that detectives are still investigating the case. Joseph Villalobos, 22, and Jonathan Avila Rojas, 33, were killed and 10 othere were injured in the shooting at Universal Boulevard club last February. Police arrested Cruz-Nazario for attempted murder and illegally carrying a concealed weapon.
But, prosecutors chose not to follow the charges on June 10, as per court records, though the next day Orlando police found a lead on the murders to arrest Cruz-Nazario and three others. At that time he was in jail, added sources.