At approximately 8:22 p.m. on Saturday, November 12th, officers working extra duty at the Jones High School Athletic Complex (750 S Rio Grande Avenue) for the Jones High vs. Wekiva High football game heard shots fired from the parking lot north of the football field. Upon arriving to the parking lot, two adult male victims were located with gunshot wounds. One of the victims succumbed to his wounds and the other was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. At approximately 10:30 p.m. we were notified that an additional victim self-transported himself to a local hospital after sustaining a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
For the past 32 days, Orlando Police Detectives have been working around the clock. This was a complex case that involved 4 victims and 3 shooters. Our Homicide Unit Detectives, the Gang Unit and our School Resource Officers have worked diligently to bring the suspects to justice.
We have arrested Jeremiah Cundiff (17 years old) who attended school at AMI Kids in Apopka. He was arrested last night at his house without issue and is charged with 2nd Degree Murder w/ a Firearm, Discharging a Firearm at a School event and Possession of a Firearm at a School event.
Also involved in this incident was Elijah Ayrow (B/M 15 years old) who is another shooter in this incident. As of May of this year he was a Jones High School student who is currently in the Juvenile Detention Center. He was arrested early last week for shooting one of the 4 people injured that evening. He is charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder W/A Firearm.
Our detectives are not done with case. They continue to investigate and will charge anyone who was acting in the wrong with this incident or even if they hindered the investigation or tampered with evidence.
If you have information you think we should know, we need you to call us at 321-235-5300 or report a tip anonymously to Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).