Man arrested for second-degree murder

  • Murder arrest
    Murder arrest

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man after he allegedly shot and killed a victim in a hotel parking lot on Friday.

Jace Steven Gibson, 28, has been charged with second-degree murder.

The Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of shots fired at the Red Star Restaurant and Bar located at 4561 West Irlo Bronson Highway. When deputies arrived they discovered a male later identified as 56-year-old Kenneth Lester Leggett He had been shot in the parking lot of the Duo Boutique Hotel located at 4559 West Irlo Bronson Highway. Legget later died.

During the course of the investigation, Gipson was named as a suspect. On Sunday, detectives developed probable cause to obtain a warrant for second degree murder. With the assistance of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Gipson was arrested. He is currently being held at the Osceola County Jail with a zero bond. Gipson did not cooperate with the investigation.