Man fatally stabs girlfriend’s ex at Orlando park, deputies say

A man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred at a park in Orlando on Tuesday.

At around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Barber Park (3701 Gatlin Avenue in Orlando) in reference to a physical altercation. When deputies arrived on scene, they located a male victim who had sustained serious injuries, according to OCSO.

Barber Park located at 3701 Gatlin Avenue in Orlando (Photo: Google)
The fatal stabbing occurred at Barber Park (3701 Gatlin Avenue in Orlando) on April 2, 2024. (Photo: Google)

The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. He was later identified as 43-year-old Jose Gonzalez.

OCSO detectives conducted an investigation and determined that Gonzalez and another man, identified as 37-year-old Gabriel Rosas, had gotten into a fight at the park. During that altercation, Rosas allegedly stabbed Gonzalez in the neck.

Rosas was arrested and transported to Orange County Jail on Wednesday, April 3, where he is currently being held without bond. He is being charged with second-degree murder.

According to the sheriff’s office, Rosas is currently dating the victim’s ex-girlfriend, with whom he shares a child.

“Please be aware this is an open and active homicide case,” stated OCSO in a media release.

No further details were released by the sheriff’s office.

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