Arrest made in 2018 murder of 15-year-old

Orange County deputies make arrest in death of 15-year-old shot, killed while walking to school

Orange County Sheriff John Mina announced an arrest in a five-year-old murder case on Friday morning. Alex Vargas was fatally shot Dec. 18, 2018 while he was walking to Boone High School. Investigators said 15-year-old Vargas was shot while being robbed for his phone. Deandre Florence has been charged with first-degree murder, racketeering and robbery. Florence “has been a suspect in this case from the very beginning,” Mina said. Mina said detectives “never forgot about this case.”

Orange County Sheriff John Mina will deliver an “important update” Friday morning.

WESH 2 will stream the news conference above at 10 a.m.

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