Two suspects sought in Orlando shooting that killed young mother, injured 3 others

Orlando police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects wanted in connection with a shooting that claimed the life of a 22-year-old mother and left three others wounded last year.

In a social media post on Wednesday, the Orlando Police Department shared photos of two suspects who were allegedly involved in a shooting at the Jernigan Gardens Apartments (1440 Mercy Drive) on September 22, 2023.

If you recognize these two individuals, the Orlando Police Department asks that you contact the Central Florida Crimeline by calling 1-800-423-TIPS(8477) or clicking here to submit an online report. In the event that your tip leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.

On September 22, 2023, at around 2:35 p.m., OPD officers responded to Jernigan Gardens Apartments after receiving reports regarding a large group of people fighting with shots fired.

Upon arrival at the incident location, police located three individuals who had been struck by gunfire and sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

A fourth victim of the shooting, Macayla Queen Patterson, was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.

On the day of the shooting, police took 23-year-old Delray Shundale Duncan into custody on charges of attempted homicide and first-degree felony murder.

Delray Shundale Duncan
Delray Shundale Duncan

Less than two weeks after the shooting, OPD’s Fugitive Investigative Unit apprehended another suspect, 18-year-old Gary Lee Williams III, in connection with the case. He was charged with first-degree murder with a firearm.

Gary Lee Williams
Gary Lee Williams

Duncan and Williams have both entered a plea of “not guilty.” A pre-trial hearing for both individuals will be held in Orange County on May 21, 2024, according to court records.

The victim in this homicide case, Macayla Queen Patterson, went by the nickname “Ruby K’ior.” She was an entrepreneur, hair stylist, and licensed cosmetologist who owned Kiorsko, LLC.

Macayla Queen Patterson
Macayla Queen Patterson was shot and killed in Orlando on September 22, 2023.

Patterson was also the mother of two young boys.

The Orlando Police Department encourages anyone with information related to the shooting incident to contact the Central Florida Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS(8477), or call OPD at 321-235-5300.

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