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Murder Arrest: Teenagers Busted in Shooting at Orlando School Event

The Orlando Police Department has announced major arrests in the November shooting at the Jones High School Athletic Complex for the Jones High vs. Wekiva High football game. For the past 32 days, Orlando Police Detectives have been working around the clock, as this was a complex case that involved four victims and three shooters.




Murder Arrest: Orlando school event shootingAccording to OPD, at approximately 8:22pm on Saturday, November 12th, officers working extra duty at the Jones High School Athletic Complex (750 S Rio Grande Avenue) for the Jones High vs. Wekiva High football game heard shots fired from the parking lot north of the football field. Upon arriving to the parking lot, two adult male victims were located with gunshot wounds. One of the victims succumbed to his wounds and the other was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. At approximately 10:30pm, police were notified that an additional victim self-transported himself to a local hospital after sustaining a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

The Orlando Police Department Homicide Unit Detectives, the Gang Unit and School Resource Officers all partnered together in this shooting case. OPD said the agencies “worked diligently to bring the suspects to justice.”

The Orlando Police Department arrested 17-year-old Jeremiah Cundiff, who attended school at AMI Kids in Apopka. OPD reported he was arrested last night at his house without issue and is charged with 2nd Degree Murder with a Firearm, Discharging a Firearm at a School event and Possession of a Firearm at a School event.

Also involved in this incident was 15-year-old Elijah Ayrow, who is another shooter in this incident. According to Orange County Public Schools, Elijah Ayrow was withdrawn from the OCPS district in May of 2022 and is not enrolled at any district operated schools. OPD said he was arrested early last week for shooting one of the four people injured that evening. He is charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder with a Firearm.

But Orlando detectives are not done with case and they continue to investigate. OPD made it clear they will charge anyone who was acting in the wrong with this incident or even if they hindered the investigation or tampered with evidence.

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