19-Year-Old Suspect Arrested After Shooting News 13 Orlando Crew Member Dead, Nine-Year-Old Girl
By Space Coast Daily // February 22, 2023
News 13 is not releasing the crew member's name at this time
Press conference: Orlando TV news crew, girl killed in shooting
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – A nine-year-old girl and a Spectrum News 13 Orlando crew member were killed on Wednesday after a shooting in Orange County.
Police arrested the 19-year-old suspect and identified him as Keith Melvin Moses.
“So we have detained the person believed to be responsible for the murder this morning as well as the shootings this afternoon,” said Orange County Sheriff John Mina. “He is 19-year-old Keith Melvin Moses. He is being formally charged in the murder from this morning, and we expect additional charges for the shootings of the four people this afternoon.”
“At 19, he has a lengthy criminal history, to include gun charges, aggravated battery and assault with a deadly weapon, burglary and grand theft charges,” he continued.
“So, the suspect is not saying much right now,” Mina said. “It is unclear if he knew they were news media or not. We’re still trying to work all that out.”
After shooting at the News 13 car, the 19-year-old suspect allegedly went to a nearby house and shot a mother and her 9-year-old daughter, Mina said.
Police are still trying to investigate the motivations of the shooting.
“It’s unclear why exactly they were targeted, and certainly we’re going to look into that,” Mina said.
“(Moses) was an acquaintance of the woman this morning, but as far as we know, (he) had no connection to the reporters and no connection to the mother and the 9-year-old,” he added later.
News 13 says they are not releasing the crew member’s name until the next of kin has been properly notified.
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