Bicyclist shot and killed in Osceola County

A man riding a bicycle was shot and killed near an intersection in Osceola County on Wednesday afternoon, and a motorcyclist has been arrested in connection with the homicide.

According to Osceola County Sheriff Marcos Lopez, the fatal shooting occurred at around 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, near the intersection of Fortune Road and Bill Beck Boulevard.

When deputies arrived at the incident location, a witness was rendering aid to the male victim who had sustained a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The sheriff stated that a witness provided a detailed description of a motorcyclist who had allegedly shot the victim before fleeing the area. The motorcycle in question was soon located by deputies at a nearby dollar store, and the suspected shooter was taken into custody.

A female passenger was also on the motorcycle at the time of the shooting, though the sheriff did not state whether she was also in custody.   

According to a statement from the witness, the victim was riding his bicycle near the Ponderosa RV Park entrance when the motorcyclist approached him. Moments later, the motorcycle rider allegedly shot the victim.

No further details were provided by law enforcement regarding the shooting incident or the identities of the victim and suspected shooter.

Check back on for updates on this developing story.

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