Desmond Armond Joshua Shot Dead
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said the fire took place at 19:30 on Saturday. E. Burger King in 7000 blocks of Colonial Drive.
On arrival, lawmakers said they found 22-year-old Desmond Armond Joshua killed with a gunshot from a fiery wound in the parking lot. He was taken to a district hospital where he was pronounced dead.
As part of the investigation, according to affidavit, the video showing Joshua himself in physical exchange with a man in the head lock was recovered.
Joshua was working the Orlando drive-thru when Tormes’ partner, believed to be Ashley Mason, became screaming about the backup, according to the arrest affidavit.
Mason reportedly got out of the car and “threatened to bring her ‘man’ to the restaurant,” after which she was given a refund for her $40 order, witnesses told Orlando police.
After a few minutes in the parking lot in her car, Mason then reportedly left and returned with Tormes, who threatened to fight Joshua.
The two struggled before Tormes got a gun and told Joshua, ‘You got two seconds before I shoot you,’” the affidavit states.
Witnesses heard shots and saw Joshua fall to the ground, then Tormes and Mason left in their cars, according to the affidavit.
Police tracked Mason by her car and she identified Tormes as the alleged shooter.
A witness said the restaurant was busy that night and the shuttle service was backed up, causing customers to wait longer than usual.
A woman in the line got angry without delay, so she got out of her car and started saying that her “man” would come to the restaurant, so an employee returned $ 40 and asked to leave, show records.
The woman waited a few minutes in the parking lot in the black sedan, then walked away and returned. A man in the white truck was with him, who was later described as 37-year-old Kelvis Rodriguez-Tormes. Lawmakers asked Joshua to “fight him”.
According to Affidavit, a witness intervened to stop the war when Rodriguez-Tormes started putting Joshua into a headlock and strangling it.
Lawmakers went to Rodriguez-Tormes’ truck after removing the witness Rodriguez-Tormes from Joshua and said to Joshua, “You have two seconds before I shoot you.”
Soon after, Rodriguez-Tormes shot Joshua, then fled to the white truck, while the black sedan also escaped.
According to the researchers, Joshua had started working at Burger King a few days ago. Authorities said he was taken to a nearby hospital where he died.
The recordings show that there was an interview with both Rodriguez-Tormes and the woman after shooting.
Although his statements were mostly corrected, the report showed that Rodriguez-Tormes had disassembled the gun used in the shooting and placed it in a “location that cannot be found”.
Rodriguez-Tormes is charged with first-degree murder for firearm, destruction of evidence and possession of firearms by a convicted criminal.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that the Saturday night shooting followed a confrontation between Joshua and a woman over the length of time it took for a drive-through food order to be completed.
The woman was refunded her money, then left and returned with Rodriguez Tormes, authorities said. After a scuffle, deputies say Joshua was shot in the parking lot and later died at a hospital.
Jail records Sunday did not list an attorney for Rodriguez Tormes.