Couple Charged in Connection with Azalea Park Murder
Deputies arrested a couple today believed to be accessories in the killing of a 24-year-old man in Azalea Park on Thursday.
25-year-old Roberto Morales-Ortiz and 19-year-old Jennifer Melendez, of Orlando, are believed to be accesories after the fact, in the murder of 24-year-old Jonathan Gonzalez.
Gonzalez was shot and killed on Thursday at 550 Chapel Trace Drive in Azalea Park, just after 2:00 p.m.
While detectives have not revealed details of their investigation, following the shooting a small Sedan was seen fleeing the area.
Investigators also questioned two occupants of a second vehicle near Curry Ford Road and Goldenrod.
Deputies have not said how Morales-Ortiz and Melendez are linked to Gonzalez’ killing.
The pair were booked into the Orange County Jail on Friday afternoon.
Both have been charged with accessory, after the fact, to first degree murder.
Morales-Ortiz is being held without bond.
Melendez’ bond was set at $10,000 and she will be placed on home confinement.
Investigators have not yet make an arrest of the actual shooter(s) in this case.