Florida man charged with manslaughter after allegedly shooting and killing teen at house party

Source: Unsplash; Volusia County Sheriff's Office

Dec. 4 2021, Published 3:13 p.m. ET

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A man has been arrested after one man was killed and another was shot at a house party in Deltona, Florida.

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Markland Roberts, 43, was arrested in the Oct. 30 shooting that killed Xyrus Zelaya, 16, and injured another 17-year-old victim, who has yet to be identified, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

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Cops believe the shooting occurred at a house party in the area of 1400 Waterview Drive in Deltona, as there was a disturbance in the area.

Roberts is charged with manslaughter and attempted manslaughter with a firearm, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

Roberts had claimed a Stand Your Ground defense, WESH reported. Roberts posted a $35,000 bond and was released shortly after being booked in the Volusia County Jail, according to WESH.


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