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Biggest Apopka stories of 2016: Hughley shooting suspect arrested


Editor’s Note: This is the 17th in a series of articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2016 that were the most noteworthy events of the year. The Apopka Voice will publish them starting Monday, December 26th and running until Sunday, January 1st. On January, 2nd we will publish a poll and let the readers decide on which story is the most impactful of the year.

Charged with attempted 1st degree murder

Originally Published: December 2nd, 2016

Demarquis Maurice Prince, 21, has been arrested and charged in the November 2nd shooting of Dexter Hughley.

Dexter Hughley

On November 2nd, Apopka police and fire personnel responded to a vehicle fire in the area of 5th Street and Hawthorne Avenue in Apopka. Upon extinguishing the fire, investigators determined the vehicle belonged to Hughley. Officers attempted to contact Hughley in his residence and found him critically wounded. He was transported to the Orlando Regional Medical Center by the Apopka Fire Department.

The investigation revealed Hughley had been shot, his vehicle stolen, and purposely burned.

Apopka Police Detectives, with the help of the Apopka community, were able to tie Prince to the crime and have charged him with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Burglary, Home Invasion, as well as other charges. Prince will be processed at the Orange County Jail.

Apopka Police, Dexter Hughley


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