$5K reward offered for info in murder of Sanford teen

The Sanford Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that claimed the life of a teenager earlier this month, and a cash reward is being offered to encourage anyone with information to come forward.

On Tuesday, April 9, at around 8 p.m., a teenage boy arrived at HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital. He had sustained an apparent gunshot wound to his abdomen, according to Sanford police.

Shortly after arriving at the hospital, the teen victim died from his injuries. He was later identified as 17-year-old Sadarion Cosby.

During an ensuing investigation, SPD learned that the shooting took place near the intersection of Ellen Place and Scott Drive. According to the police department, Sadarion and three unidentified individuals had approached a parked car with unknown occupants when shots were fired.

Moments later, the vehicle and unidentified individuals fled from the scene. SPD stated that one of those individuals briefly helped bring Sadarion to a nearby home before fleeing as well.

In a media release, Sanford police shared a photo of a dark in color Kia K-5 sedan (pictured below) that is considered a “vehicle of interest” in this homicide case.

Teen shot and killed in Sanford on April 9, 2024 photo of vehicle involved
Sanford police are looking for the owner of this vehicle in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred on April 9, 2024.

The day after the fatal shooting, Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith released the following statement regarding the fatal shooting:

“A 17-year-old lost his life. His ‘friends’, and I use that term loosely, ran rather than staying and helping him. They didn’t help him get the emergency medical attention he needed, nor stay to assist law enforcement identify and locate the person(s) who took his life. Unacceptable.”

No further details were released by law enforcement.

If you have any information regarding this shooting incident that could help investigators, please contact the Sanford Police Department at 407-688-5070.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can contact the Central Florida Crimeline by calling 1-800-423-TIPS(8477) or clicking here to submit an online tip. If you use Crimeline and your tip helps solve this homicide case, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $5,000.

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