Deadly shooting in Orange County may have started as social media fight; man arrested for murder | affidavit

A Florida man is facing a charge of premeditated first-degree murder after he allegedly shot and killed a man, potentially following an argument on social media.

Orange County deputies responded to a cul-de-sac on Hollywood Creek Road on Tuesday and found a man, later identified as Demonte Cherry, 23, dead. He had been shot multiple times, according to the report. A man, later identified as Malik Fisher, 19, and a woman took themselves to the hospital with injuries.

Fisher is accused of shooting Cherry at close range while he was in his car, according to the arrest report. Cherry shot back in self-defense, potentially hitting the woman who was with Malik. 

According to the report, witnesses told deputies that Cherry and Fisher knew each other and had recently argued over social media.

The report said Malik approached Cherry's vehicle as he was making a U-turn in a cul-de-sac and shot him through the window. Cherry opened his door and fired three times in self-defense, striking Malik in the leg, and a woman.

At some point, Malik and the woman left and went to the hospital, and Cherry died at the scene, the report said.

Malik was booked into jail on a first-degree murder charge.