Sheriff: Teen shoots teenage friend, dumps body on roadside

Posted at 10:42 AM, Apr 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-14 10:42:59-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 16-year-old girl fatally shot her teenage friend and dumped her body on the side of a road in Florida.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said at a news conference Thursday that the girl is being questioned in the death of 15-year-old Melanie Mesen Medina. Her body was found by a passer-by on Tuesday morning.

Demings said 22-year-old Ramsys Javier CruzAbreu was arrested on an accessory to murder charge after telling investigators the teen shot Medina. The girl confirmed the story, but didn't say why the gun went off. She's in custody but hasn't yet been charged.

Tips led investigators to CruzAbreu. Demings said they're looking into the relationship between CruzAbreu and the girls.

He's being held on a $50,000 bond. A lawyer isn't listed on jail records.

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