Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Arrest Made In Triple Shooting

UPDATE: Deputies arrested James Matthew Menard, 23, on Tuesday in connection with this shooting.

Menard, 1271 8th St. N.E., Golden Gate Estates, was charged with one count of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder.

An arrest report will be released when it becomes available.

News release, posted 1/2/2010

Shooting Victims Identified

UPDATE: One of the victims, Jake Couture, 17, has died of his injuries. The other two victims have been identified as Michael Fleitas, 15, and Brandon Standifer, 21.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Original release, posted 1/1/20210:

Deputies Investigate Shooting In Golden Gate

Deputies were investigating a shooting at a Golden Gate apartment complex Friday night.

Deputies say three people were shot following a dispute outside an apartment at 14830 Triangle Bay Drive at Brittany Bay Apartments around 9:30 p.m.

Witnesses told deputies that there had been a dispute between some of the occupants of the apartment and a person or persons inside of a white pickup truck when the shooting happened.

One of the victims was flown by helicopter to a hospital. The two other victims were transported by ambulance to area hospitals, deputies said.

An investigation continues.

No further details were available late Friday. Information will be released as it becomes available.