Two men were charged by Osceola deputies with attempted murder Wednesday after shooting a pawnshop owner during a robbery.
The suspects, Erik Rosado-Castaing, 34, and Jorge Guivasjorge 08/26/88, 31, also have been charged with armed burglary, and grand theft.
At about 8:24 a.m., Osceola County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to La Familia Pawn, 1555 S. Hoagland Blvd., in Kissimmee, after receiving an armed robbery call. The victim said that two males, Rosado-Castaing and Guivasjorge, approached the business armed with handguns. The victim attempted to lock the door to prevent the armed suspects from entering the store, but was shot in the arm by one of them, according to a Sheriff’s Office report. The suspects then took a large amount of jewelry before fleeing in a vehicle. They were located by deputies while fleeing, and were arrested a few miles away. The victim is currently in the hospital with non-life threatening wounds.
Detectives were able to locate items of evidence that linked both suspects to the case. They cooperated with detectives, the report stated, and were booked into the Osceola County Jail. This is an ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477, where information leading to a felony arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.