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Orlando Police Make Bel Air Avenue Homicide Arrest

After an 18-year-old was murdered on October 21st in the middle of the afternoon, the Orlando Police Department announced the arrest of a 17-year-old who is charged with second degree murder.

According to OPD, on October 21, 2023 at approximately 2:55pm, a shooting was reported in the 1000 block of Bel Air Avenue. Local police said the victim, 18-year-old Anguely Rodriguez-Torres, had been struck in the back by gunfire. The victim was transported to the hospital and later succumbed to her injuries.

On October 27th, 2023, 17-year-old Caleb Smith was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder with a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm by a Delinquent.

Local crime, guns, and drugs all remain problems around Orlando and downtown under Mayor Buddy Dyer. Police remind all residents to remember, “See Something, Say Something” by calling Crimeline or 9-1-1.

You can call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477) where your information will be taken in strictest confidence. 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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