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Man Arrested for Shooting Teen on International Drive in Orlando

According to the Orlando Police Department, a man has been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm after shooting a teen on International Drive.

Police said West Patrol Officers responded to the Sonic restaurant at 5399 International Drive on Wednesday, March 8th, 2023, at approximately 10pm. A female victim was shot and transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center in stable condition.

“Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Violent Crimes Investigations Unit and Fugitive Investigations Unit, the suspect has been identified and apprehended,” OPD posted.

According to local police, Albert Jason Cortes Jr. has been charged with Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.

Local crime, guns, violence and drugs all remaining problems around Orlando remain an ongoing problem under Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings. The crime problem is spreading and getting closer to impacting the Orlando tourist district.

You can call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477) where your information will be taken in strictest confidence about local crimes. Your identity will be protected and you will never have to give your name. You will be given a confidential tip code number. Tips that lead to the felony arrest of suspects and/or the recovery of stolen property and drugs may be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000. All tips eligible for a reward are paid to tipsters using an anonymous process. Remember, if you witness a crime in progress, you should call 911.

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