Osceola County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested three men after gunfire rang out at a large house party.
On Sunday at about 1:23 a.m., deputies responded to the area of Gobi Drive in Kissimmee in the Windsor at Westside subdivision in response to noise complaints and reports of a large party in the neighborhood. It was later reported there were hundreds of people at the party, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.
As deputies arrived on scene, they heard gunfire erupt in the area. Due to the heavy traffic and the large crowd in the area, deputies had to park their vehicles and make their way toward the house on foot. As they approached, they continued to hear gunfire and observed a male carrying an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. The male was given commands to stop, but he fled on foot. A black AR-15 rifle was later found between two houses along with a loaded magazine.
Deputies later located a vehicle occupied by three males identified as Latrell Pace, 20, Demario Jackson, 24 and 21-year-old Jemeyo Watkins.
The males were sweating and breathing heavily and were discovered to be armed with an AR-15 rifle and 4 handguns, the report stated. One of the handguns had the serial number scratched off. The males were subsequently charged with weapons charges unrelated to the shooting.
The shooting investigation revealed 7 occupied residences and 10 vehicles had been shot. Approximately 60 casings from several caliber weapons were located and recovered. It was also determined that the incident location was 8848 Corcovado Drive, Kissimmee, and a flier was found advertising a party at that location. At this time, evidence continues to be recovered as the investigation continues.
Anyone with information related to this case or any other similar incidents is asked to contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477, or visit crimeline.org, where information leading to a felony arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.