Kissimmee police file charges against accused shooter's father
By Stuart Campbell, Web Producer -
Konrad Schafer, 15, at an arraignment hearing on July 29, 2013.
.45 Hi Point carbine rifle belonging to Lothar Hans Schafer Jr.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
Kissimmee police detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for the father of accused murder suspect Konrad Schafer, the 15-year-old boy charged in two separate murder investigations in Osceola County.
Lothar Hans Schafer Jr. faces charges of culpable negligence and allowing unlawful possession
of a firearm. Police say he purchased a .45 caliber Hi Point carbine rifle which was
used in multiple shooting incidents, including a deadly
Poinciana home invasion and a drive-by shooting in Kissimmee, which
police are calling a random act of violence.
Police say Konrad and three others are linked to
the deaths of Eric Roopnarine, 22, and David Guerrero, 17. The deadly shootings, which occurred days apart, were just two of over a dozen non-fatal shootings reported across Osceola County in June and July.