Deputies seek 2 suspects in Winter Park shooting death - FOX 35 News Orlando

Deputies seek 2 suspects in Winter Park shooting death

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Deputies are on the hunt for two suspects after a man was shot dead at a gated Winter Park apartment complex late Friday night.

It happened at the Sun Key Apartments off Goldenrod Road just after 11:30 p.m.

Deputies say the girlfriend of the victim, 31-year-old Jeffrey N. Carpenter, told investigators of the moments when two men approached them while they were waiting in a parking lot of the apartment complex for another friend.

Jake Williamson, a neighbor in the complex, said he heard the gunfire and the victim's girlfriend scream for help.

"We heard like a pop, like a firecracker sound... and all of a sudden, 30 seconds later, we heard some lady screaming, somebody help me," Williamson said.

Orange County Sheriff's detectives and crime scene investigators spent most of the overnight hours and Saturday morning gathering and collecting evidence from the scene.

Neighbors who woke up Saturday morning were shocked about the shooting, especially since the Sun Key Apartments are protected by a security gate.

"It's nerve-racking. I mean I don't expect that to happen around here. It's just nerve-racking," said Taurean Jenkins, who says he lives at the complex.

Deputies describe the suspects as two black men wearing dark-colored clothing. Investigators say one of the suspects had light-colored dreads. The other suspect had a short haircut. Both reportedly left the complex in a dark-colored vehicle.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on the shooting to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS or the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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