2nd arrest made following deadly Dade City shooting

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A second person has been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting in Dade City on Wednesday that left two children injured and a father dead.

Pasco detectives said the shooting happened off River Street in Dade City after the two teenage girls began fighting.

WFLA previously reported that the girls started throwing punches as family, friends, and “anyone in the area” joined in. That’s when a gun is drawn and shots are fired.

A 16-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy and an adult man were all shot. The man later died from his injuries.

Deputies said 19-year-old Julian Zayas was arrested for aggravated assault after he threatened to shoot and point a gun at a victim.

After the melee, Zayas returned to the nearby house where he was staying, the delegates saluted. According to a press release, detectives said they believe his alleged aggravated assault contributed to the shooting.

On Thursday, 18-year-old Demetrius Roberts was arrested in connection with the incident.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).

https://www.wfla.com/news/pasco-county/second-arrest-made-following-deadly-dade-city-shooting/ 2nd arrest made following deadly Dade City shooting

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