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UPDATE: Suspect Apprehended for Florida Shooting that Killed Orange NJ Native

By rlsmetro on
Orange

Florida law enforcement officials announced that Hillsborough County deputies arrested a man Thursday in a fatal shooting in Plant City Tuesday morning.

According to a statement released by The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to the intersection of North Wilder Road and Williams Road around 2 a.m. Tuesday on a shots-fired call.

Authorities said upon arrival, deputies found two men, one dead and another seriously injured, in a crashed vehicle.

The sheriff's office said deputies spoke with the suspect, Mr. Michael Cappella, 19, of Plant City, at the scene.

The deputies learned the victim identified as Mr. Solomon Cohen, 25, an Orange, NJ native and Cappella had an interaction before he shot at the vehicle, hitting the driver and passenger.

Fatal shooting

According to The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office,  the driver lost control after being shot and crashed at the intersection.

While speaking with deputies at the scene, Cappella admitted to being the shooter, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Authorities would not confirm what prompted the violent interaction. 

"This man had no regard for what would happen to those around him when he fired his weapon," Sheriff Chad Chronister said.

Fatal shooting

"Not only did he take a life and seriously injure another person, but many others could have been injured if the victim's vehicle had crashed into others on the road."  

 

Cappella was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail on murder, attempted murder, and shooting into a vehicle.   

 

According to the sheriff's office, the injured victim is expected to recover.