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West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Jul. 4, 2019 3 months ago

BREAKING NEWS: 13-year-old wanted in deadly shooting incident is in custody

Police said 13-year-old Vamari D. Bostic was considered armed and dangerous before turning himself in.
by: Hannah Swayze News Editor

A 13-year-old who was wanted in a fatal, early-morning shooting in Winter Garden has turned himself in, police say. 

According to Captain Scott Allen of the Winter Garden Police Department, 13-year-old Vamari Bostic turned himself in to custody Thursday after police obtained a warrant for his arrest July 4. 

Officers responded to reports of a shooting at around 2 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of West Crown Point Road and Edgeway Drive, according to a news release from police. Officers said they discovered James Anthony Bacon, 25, who had been shot in the torso. 

Bacon was transported to the hospital, but the victim died soon after arrival. 

Police said Bacon was walking north along West Crown Point Road when he encountered Bostic and was shot. 

Allen said police obtained a warrant for first degree murder for Bostic.

The incident was related to a weeks-long dispute between the two, according to authorities.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Winter Garden Police Department at (407) 656-3636. 

Hannah Swayze is the News Editor at the West Orange Times & Observer and Windermere Observer. She is former staff writer of the Johnson City Press in Johnson City, Tennessee. She is a graduate of East Tennessee State University where she earned a bachelor's degree in media...

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