The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help to find a suspect wanted for killing a 58-year-old man riding as a passenger in another vehicle during an apparent road rage incident on Interstate 4.
According to OCSO, deputies responded to the Orlando Health Dr. Phillips Hospital at 9400 Turkey Lake Road on Tuesday, July 5, at around 7:45 p.m. after receiving a call regarding a shooting victim.
During their investigation, deputies learned that 53-year-old John-John Villafane had been riding in a blue sedan that was traveling eastbound on I-4, between Osceola Parkway and State Road 528, when he was shot at and fatally wounded.
The driver of the vehicle says that someone in another vehicle shot at them following an “altercation,” according a press release from OCSO.
The driver took Villafane to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
“A man was senselessly murdered last night, and our detectives need the public’s help to find his killer,” reads an OCSO press release.
The identity of the shooter is currently unknown and OCSO homicide detectives are asking the public for any information that may help identify and locate the suspect.
“We urge anyone who saw anything on I-4 last night or knowns anything about what happened to call Crimeline at 800-423-8477,” reads the release.