Bicyclist killed in drive-by shooting by suspect on motorcycle, Osceola County sheriff says

Deputies with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office responded to a deadly shooting along Fortune Road near Kissimmee on Wednesday afternoon.

Around 2:40 p.m., deputies received a call about a man on the ground having suffered what appeared to be a gunshot wound. When they arrived, they saw a person rendering aid to the victim, who was on the ground outside the entrance of the Ponderosa RV Park across the street from Osceola Heritage Park.

According to investigators, the bicyclist was riding westbound on Fortune Blvd. when he was approached from behind by a man and woman on a motorcycle traveling in the same direction. A witness told deputies that the man on the motorcycle fired shots at the bicyclist and then fled the scene.

Deputies took a description of a suspect who was apprehended a short distance from where the alleged shooting took place.

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"We followed the motorcycle up to [U.S. Highway] 192 and Michigan, and through these investigative measures and technology, we were able to make contact with him and arrest him," said Sheriff Marcos Lopez.

The sheriff said the shooting is believed to be an isolated incident.

"They could have known each other. We don't know that yet," he added.

Neither the suspect's nor the victim's identity has been released, but deputies said in an update Thursday that the suspect is in custody at the Osceola County Jail on an unrelated warrant. Charges are pending at this time. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.