Second suspect, 17, arrested while shooting an Orlando girl, 16 – WFTV


LAS VEGAS – A 17-year-old boy was arrested late Monday in connection with the shooting of a 16-year-old Orlando girl, Orlando police said.

Investigators said Las Vegas Metropolitan Police arrested Anthony “Ant” Barnes at around 11pm on Monday in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Police said Barnes was the second person arrested in the May 2 shooting of Tavyiah King near a wawa on Silver Star Road and North John Young Parkway. Click here to read about the first arrest.

Click here to learn more about the life of King who was a student of Evans High School and the niece of Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill.

Barnes was sent to Clark County Juvenile Prison.

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Investigators said he had been charged with murder and attempted murder and was being extradited to Orange County.

They said detectives continue to follow multiple leads on outstanding suspects.

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Anyone with information on the case is encouraged to call Crimeline at 800-423-8477.

Check out Channel 9’s eyewitness news for live updates on this evolving story.

Read our previous coverage below:

• “It’s really just pointless”: guilty of gang violence shooting 16-year-old girl, police say; Man arrested

• Evans High School observes minute’s silence for student who was fatally shot in Orlando

• “She wanted to make the world a better place”: Police continue to search for suspects who shot the 16-year-old girl at the Orlando gas station


Janet Smith