APOPKA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Orange County deputies have made an arrest in a fatal shooting that occurred in Apopka last month.
Deputies responded to a home on Ocean Avenue on Feb. 8, to discover 22-year-old Alec Hammers deceased from a gunshot wound. Another man was taken to the hospital in serious condition. According to a police report, as that man was rushed into surgery, he identified a suspect for deputies.
Investigators later identified that suspect as 19-year-old Rafael Rojas. Deputies said Rojas knew the victim and the shooting stemmed from a drug deal gone wrong.
Rojas was arrested on Wednesday and faces charges of principle to robbery with a firearm and first degree felony murder.