Florida Man Facing Murder Charge After Fight Between Two Teenage Girls Escalated: Report

Florida murder
Source: Pasco County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Demetrius Roberts.

May 21 2022, Published 4:32 p.m. ET

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A Florida man is facing a murder charge after a fist fight between two teenagers escalated into a shooting incident, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

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Demetrius Roberts, 18, who was arrested May 19 on charges of being a delinquent with a weapon and carrying a concealed weapon, has had murder added to his charges, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office stated May 21.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that a shooting on Johns Road, off River Road in Dade County, began after a fist fight between two teenage girls. As the fight escalated, family and friends got involved, Maj. Jeffrey Peake with the sheriff's office said at a press conference May 18.

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A man was killed after being shot three times in the back and once in the abdomen, the Tampa Bay Times reports. His 11-year-old son was grazed by a bullet in the belly and a 16-year-old girl also was shot. Police recovered 14 bullet cases on scene.


A neighbor who called 911 provided police with surveillance video that showed people exiting a white Chevrolet Avalanche truck and confronting others already fighting, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The video shows a man firing a gun at another man after he showed a gun before putting it away in his rear waistline.

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Police were able to determine via the video that Roberts was the shooter, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Julian Zayas, 19, was also arrested as he allegedly pointed a gun at someone and threatened to shoot. He is charged with aggravated assault as police believe his actions led to the shooting, the outlet reports.

Police have not named the man who was killed nor the two children who were shot.


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