15-year-old arrested for fatally shooting teacher’s assistant at Central Florida Fairgrounds

Orlando police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with a shooting at the Central Florida Fairgrounds that claimed the life of a woman earlier this month.

On Thursday, March 28, members of the Orlando Police Department’s Fugitive Investigative Unit located the teen suspect, identified as Jadon Maxey, and he was placed under arrest. He is being charged with second-degree homicide with a firearm.

Jadon Maxey, 15, was arrested on Thursday for his suspected involvement in a shooting at the Central Florida Fairgrounds that killed a woman on March 2, 2024. (Photo: Orlando Police Department)
Orlando police taking 15-year-old Jadon Maxey into custody on March 28, 2024. (Photo: Orlando Police Department)

The fatal shooting took place on Saturday, March 2. At around 10:35 p.m., officers were called to the flea market parking lot of the fairgrounds, which is located at 4603 W Colonial Drive, in reference to shots being fired in the area.

Upon arrival, police located the victim, Veronica Ramirez, suffering from gunshot wounds in the parking lot. Officers began life-saving efforts on Ramirez and she was eventually transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.

Veronica Ramirez
Veronica Ramirez, 35, was shot and killed at the Central Florida Fairgrounds on March 2, 2024.

Ramirez was a teacher’s assistant at Sorrento Elementary School. According to Lake County Schools, Ramirez joined the district in 2019.

No further details have been provided by Orlando police, including what led investigators to identifying Maxey as a suspect.

Check back on Orlando-News.com for updates on this developing story.

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