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Two additional arrests made in murder of DeSoto County teen

Posted at 3:47 PM, Feb 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-03 08:41:57-05

ARCADIA, Fla. — Friday, the Arcadia Police Department announced two additional arrests were made in the murder of 17-year-old Daniel Rodriguez-Lopez.

Rodriguez-Lopez was shot and killed at the DeSoto County Fair on February 4.

Police arrested 15-year-old Ryan Watson Jr. on February 8. Authorities say he is the suspected shooter.

In a Facebook post Friday, Arcadia Police confirmed that William Shilling, 54, and Sharae White, 33, have been arrested in connection to the shooting.

They are both charged with False Report to Law Enforcement.

According to the Arcadia Police report, Sharae White told officers that she had purchased the assault rifle in fear of retaliation from the "Latin Kings". She identified the person as William Shilling who sold her the gun on February 6, 2023. Investigators say they found a photo of suspect Ryan Watson Jr. standing in front of a garage door and the rifle was next to him, officers say this picture was taken July 6, 202 according to police.

The investigation will continue. Anyone with information is asked to contact Lt. Troy Carrillo with the Arcadia Police Department. You can remain anonymous.