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03-19-2016, 08:09 AM

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Deputies: Bystander 'gravely injured' when man shot at girlfriend


A man shot at his girlfriend during an argument, missed and hit a bystander behind her just Friday, Orange County deputies said.

The bystander, a man in his early 30s who was working on a fence at the Magnolia Court Condominiums on Forest City Road, was in "very grave condition," sheriff's spokeswoman Jane Watrel said.

He was taken to surgery at Florida Hospital Orlando. Deputies did not release his name.


The alleged shooter, 21-year-old Jakell Juan Ward, was arrested and faces an attempted murder charge. His girlfriend was not injured.

03-20-2016, 06:41 AM

Deputies: Man offered shooting victim water and $400, but didn't call 911


The gunman accused of shooting a bystander Friday told deputies he offered the victim a cup of water and $400, but did not call 911 or try and stop the bleeding.

Jakell Ward, 21, was later arrested and now faces two counts of attempted murder.

The man Ward allegedly shot, Brian Mortensen, was installing a fence in Ward's complex, Magnolia Court Condominiums, Orange County deputies wrote in a report.

Mortensen's lung collapsed, and a bullet ended up lodged near his heart, records show. He was taken to Florida Hospital in what deputies called "grave condition" on Friday.

The incident unfolded when Ward and his pregnant girlfriend may have been arguing about Ward's marijuana use, deputies said.

His girlfriend told deputies she could tell Ward was getting angry, and knew he had a .45 Hi-Point pistol in their apartment.

So when Ward allegedly threatened to kill her, she left the apartment and went to her car in the parking lot, deputies said.

Ward allegedly followed her out of the apartment with his pistol, deputies said.

His girlfriend said she got into her car and saw Ward fire the pistol toward her "multiple times," deputies said.

One of the bullets went through the car and hit Mortensen's chest, deputies said.


Victim's boss said Mortensen's wife had just had a baby four days ago


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04-23-2016, 06:05 AM

New dad hit by stray bullet dies a month after shooting


Brian Mortensen was elated when his wife gave birth to their first child last month, a daughter. Charlotte Rose was 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and 21 inches long.

Four days later Mortensen, 32, was hit by a stray bullet while working on a fence at an apartment complex. He died of his injuries on Tuesday.