Sheriff: Grandfather killed when trio got into fight outside his home was innocent bystander

A 57-year-old man who was fatally shot Tuesday evening when three men got into a fight involving drugs outside his home was an innocent bystander, Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson said Friday evening during a news conference.

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Anthony Ruiz, 22, Jacob Elliott Lopez, 20, and Armani Hugo Matos, 21, all of Davenport, were arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Darik Febus, Gibson said.

At about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Febus and his stepdaughter were at their home on Yellow Bay Drive near Ham Brown and Freedom roads when they heard a loud knock and gunfire, investigators said.

Gibson described the shooting as random.

Ruiz, Lopez and Matos were charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and robbery.

The shooting remains under investigation.

No other details were given.

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