A 27-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing another man and seriously injuring a woman in what police say was a domestic violence incident after a custody exchange at a Sanford apartment complex.
Rodrakus Lorenzo Warren was arrested on Thursday, March 9, by the Sanford Police Department in connection with a shooting that took place at the Bel-Air Apartments (900 E Airport Boulevard) on Sunday, March 5, at around 8:00 p.m.
On that evening, police discovered 27-year-old Myeia Kudakwashe suffering from a gunshot wound to her abdomen, and 29-year-old Steven Martin suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his chest. Both Kudakwashe and Martin were transported to a local hospital, where Martin died as a result of his injuries.
According to police, Kudakwashe was at the location earlier to exchange custody of her children with their father, Warren, who lives in the complex. Witnesses say that Kudakwashe appeared agitated when she arrived at the apartment complex. Witnesses say Kudakwashe allegedly forced her way into an apartment before being forcefully removed. She left the complex a short time later, allegedly brandishing a firearm.
When Kudakwashe and Martin returned to the apartment complex, they were allegedly shot by Warren on a second-floor exterior walkway near his apartment.
Warren is charged with one count of second degree murder with a firearm, one count of attempted second degree murder with a firearm, and one count of carrying a concealed firearm.
The Sanford Police Department is currently investigating the details of what occurred and is asking anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the Central Florida Crimeline at 800-423-8477.