Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Teen arrested on first-degree murder charge

Pedro Ruz
The Orlando Sentinel

June 14, 2007

A 17-year-old was arrested early this morning on a first-degree murder charge after Orlando police say he fatally shot a 16-year-old male victim Wednesday night.

The shooting occurred at about 10:30 p.m. near the intersection of Lee Avenue and Anderson Street. When police arrived, Jhymy Jean Gustin was found lying on the roadway with a gunshot wound. He died later at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

Overnight, police located and questioned two people near South Street.

'During the investigation, Julius Martin...was identified as the person responsible for the murder,' said police spokeswoman Sgt. Barbara Jones. 'The motive as to this murder is not clear at this time.'

Martin was to be booked later this morning at the Orange County Jail.

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