15-year-old charged with murder of Desert Storm veteran
A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of former U.S. Army Sergeant Angela Sutton Washington, who served in Operation Desert Storm. The teenager’s name has not been released as he is a minor, but he was arrested on Friday, four months after Washington was hit by a stray bullet on February 7 while shopping at the North Lane Plaza strip mall in Orlando. “Through the relentless efforts of our Homicide Detectives along with cooperation from the community and Central Florida Crimeline a suspect has been captured,” said the Orlando Police Department in a statement. A video captured a group of teens and young men arguing at the mall, with one of them pulling out a gun and firing the fatal shot that hit Washington. A dark Mazda 3 in the mall’s parking lot was spotted fleeing shortly after. Police offered a $10,000 reward for tips leading to the suspect’s arrest.
Who is Angela Sutton Washington?
Washington was a former U.S. Army Sergeant who served in Operation Desert Storm.
Who was charged with the murder of Angela Sutton Washington?
A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the murder.
What happened on February 7 at the North Lane Plaza strip mall in Orlando?
Washington was shopping at the strip mall when a group of teens and young men got into an argument. One of the teens pulled out a gun and fired a shot that hit Washington.
Was anyone else injured in the shooting?
No, only Washington was hit by the stray bullet and killed.
What charges was the teenager arrested on?
The teenager was charged with first-degree murder, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole.
What was the reward offered for information leading to the suspect’s arrest?
A $10,000 reward was offered for tips leading to the suspect’s arrest.
Desert Storm veteran’s murder allegedly perpetrated by a 15-year-old.
Police have arrested and charged a 15-year-old boy with murder in connection with the stray-bullet killing of Angela Sutton Washington, a former US Army sergeant who served in Operation Desert Storm. The 61-year-old grandmother was shot and killed on 7 February while shopping at the North Lane Plaza strip mall in Orlando. Announcing the arrest, police paid tribute to the victim’s family and credited a four-month-long investigation and the constant support of the community and Central Florida Crimeline for enabling the capture of a suspect. The boy, whose name has not been released due to his age, was charged with first-degree murder. Footage from the scene showed a group of young men and teenagers arguing, before a shot was fired from a gun and a dark Mazda 3 in the parking lot fled.