OCSO: Argument at a Winter Park bar bar early Saturday results in shooting death

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

WINTER PARK, Fla. -- A man died early Saturday after an argument turned to gunfire at a bar in Winter Park, Orange County deputies said.

Here is a synopsis of what occurred 1 a.m. Saturday at the Tapy Bar on Alona Avenue: An argument turned into a shooting between two men in their 30s. The gunfire broke out after two men in their 30s. Richard Rivera Jr., 34, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man, whose name was not immediately available, was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Here is a synopsis of what occurred 1 a.m. Saturday at the Tapy Bar on Alona Avenue: An argument turned into a shooting between two men in their 30s. The gunfire broke out after two men in their 30s. Richard Rivera Jr., 34, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man, whose name was not immediately available, was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

No other information was available.

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.