Police: Man slain during robbery in Apopka; reward offered

Published On: Dec 24 2013 10:02:25 AM EST   Updated On: Oct 07 2013 06:31:29 AM EDT

Several police agencies are investigating a homicide after a man was shot and killed.

APOPKA, Fla. -

A $5,000 reward is being offered in the death of a man who was shot at his Apopka home during a robbery attempt.

Police said they were called to a home at 1031 South Hawthorne Avenue just after 10 p.m. Friday and found a man dead on the porch of his home.

Police said 31-year-old Eddie Vazquez was killed during an attempted robbery.

Vazquez's brother told Local 6 he and his brother were standing on the porch having a few beers when a man whom they did not know came up and tried to rob them.

Vazquez's brother told Local 6 reporter Kala Rama that when his brother resisted, the man shot him in the throat, killing him. 

A second man was also involved in the incident.

One assailant was described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, in his late teens or early 20s with short hair and a slim build.  He was wearing all black clothing, including baggy shorts and a hat.

The other was about 5 feet 8 inches tall, in his late teens or early 20s with a slim build.  He was wearing a T-shirt, long pants and a black tank top.

The family had recently left Guatemala to find a better life in Orlando.

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