Whenever a person is arrested for committing a crime in Orlando, they have the right to be assumed innocent until proven guilty. Every person is guaranteed due process by the constitution and throughout an investigation, it may be uncovered that there was more to the crime than it originally seemed. Law enforcement officials must try cases with evidence rather than in the court of public opinion. Recently, a second man was arrested for a fatal shooting outside a nightclub that happened in January.
The Orlando Sentinel states that the victim of the shooting was found unresponsive outside a night club and was pronounced dead after being rushed to a local hospital. According to surveillance footage, the shooting happened as the man was running away from an individual who had approached him and punched him. There were three men in total who fired shots at the victim. Along with the man who died, there were two others who were wounded in the shooting, although information about their current condition was not given.
Although there is no clear motive for the shooting, the first suspect is charged with attempted second-degree murder with a firearm and second-degree murder. Recently, a second suspect was arrested and is charged with second-degree murder with a firearm and was booked in the Orange County Jail.
Surveillance footage often provides a clear picture of what happens when a crime is committed, but the situation is not always as clear as it seems. Anyone who has been arrested for committing a crime may benefit from a good criminal defense attorney advocating for them and ensuring that all evidence is accurately reviewed and studied before it is present to a jury.