WG police identify deceased in shooting

The 34-year-old man was killed Saturday morning in east Winter Garden.

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One man was killed and another is in custody following a shooting on Mildred Dixon Way, Winter Garden.

The shooting occurred around 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. When officers with the Winter Garden Police Department arrived at the scene, the victim was found lying on the ground with possible gunshot wounds. The victim, later identified as Jermaine Anthony Moultrie, 34, of Winter Garden, was taken to Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Officers learned the suspect could be in an adjacent residence, police said, and they surrounded the house and initiated a SWAT response.

“While preparing for the SWAT response, there were two silver cars in the area where gunshots were exchanged,” the police report stated. “Officers pulled behind a silver Chevrolet sedan in the area, and it fled from officers northbound on State Road 429. Shortly after fleeing, the suspect driving this vehicle crashed into a guard rail and officers were able to apprehend him without any additional issues.”

The driver of that vehicle, Terry Lee Demps, 32, denied any involvement in either situation, police said. Two firearms were found in the vehicle Demps was driving, according to police.

Police later identified the shooting suspect as Jerell Kwmane Lightbourne, 31, of Winter Garden. A warrant was obtained for Lightbourne, and he turn himself into the Orange County Jail, police said.

Police said there are no other suspects in this case at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Detective Sgt. Dave Clarke at (407) 656-3636 or Crimeline at (800) 423-TIPS.




Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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