Arrest made in fatal shooting at Orlando gas station

Published On: Feb 02 2014 02:57:44 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 03 2014 02:34:03 PM EST

Orange County deputies say a man was shot and killed in front of a Mobil gas station.


A 20-year-old man was arrested Monday in the fatal shooting at an Orlando gas station.

Demetri Burke was arrested on a first-degree murder charge in the death of Juan Berrios, 20, who was shot several times in the upper body around 1 p.m. Sunday at 13451 Landstar Boulevard.

Burke, who was arrested in Kissimmee, said nothing as he was being taken to jail.

According to Orange County deputies, Burke denied shooting Berrios.  Detectives say, however, that video surveillance and witness accounts show him as the gunman.

The motive for the shooting is not known, and deputies classified it as random, deputies said.

Orange County sheriff's deputies said when they arrived at the 7-Eleven/Mobil gas station Sunday afternoon, they found Berrios shot inside a car. Multiple bullets had pierced the driver's-side window.

Deputies said the culprit ran away on foot. While searching for the shooter, detectives found a handgun in a nearby sewer that they said was connected to Burke.

Berrios was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Sunday night, family and friends held a vigil for Berrios in the parking lot where he was shot. They prayed that he could rest in peace and that his shooter would be brought to justice.

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