Man arrested in 2020 murder of Ocoee High football star

A 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the 2020 shooting death of an Ocoee High School football player.

On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, the Orlando Police Department announced that the suspected gunman in this case, identified as Christopher Burke, was apprehended by law enforcement and transported to Orange County Jail.

Christopher Burke (Orange County Jail booking photo)
Christopher Burke (Orange County Jail booking photo)

Nearly four years ago, on April 25, 2020, OPD officers responded to a drive-by shooting that occurred outside a residence in the 5100 block of Elese Street in Orlando. When officers arrived on scene, they discovered that multiple individuals had sustained injuries in the shooting.

One of those victims, Dexter Antonio Rentz, Jr., was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. He was the sole fatality.

At the time of the shooting, Rentz was an 18-year-old senior at Ocoee High School. He was a standout football player and had committed to playing college football at the University of Louisville on a full scholarship.  

The suspect in this case, Burke, is currently being held at Orange County Jail without bond. He is being charged with second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit second-degree murder.

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