Arrest made in deadly Feb. shooting in Apopka

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.