SANFORD, Fla. -
Witnesses say a shooting at a Sanford apartment complex that led to one man being arrested and the other critically injured, could have started from a racial comment.
Police said Corey Michael Rose, 30, was in an altercation with Brandon Long at the Cedar Creek Apartments around 5 p.m. Monday.
Witnesses said Long, who is African-American, according to police reports, called Rose, who is white, a racial slur before hitting Rose in the face with his .40 caliber Glock.
“He came from behind the guy and pistol-whipped him and the man was bloody,” said witness Browdy Smith.
Police said Long pointed the gun at Rose. Rose pulled out a gun from his pants and the two hid behind cars. Rose then sought out Long and shot him multiple times, according to the police report.
Long was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds.
Rose has been charged with attempted first degree murder, criminal attempt to solicit conspire and carrying a concealed weapon.
The altercation comes on the heels of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. Martin was unarmed when Zimmerman shot Martin, claiming he was attacked and it was in self-defense.
Witnesses said from what they saw, Rose acting in self-defense.
“I hate to see him go to jail, because that was self defense,” Smith said.
But Sanford Police Sgt. Dave Morgenstern said the chain of events doesn’t exactly point to a self-defense claim.
“It’s not really self defense whenever you go chase the person down who’s hiding behind a car, you go around the car and fire more shots at the person, that’s not self defense,” Morgenstern said.
It’s not clear what Long’s condition is. Rose was arrested and charged with attempted first degree murder, criminal attempt to solicit conspire and carrying a concealed weapon.
SANFORD, Fla. — A 30-year-old man in Sanford is accused of shooting his neighbor in the chest.
Corey Rose told officials he was being nosy when he heard his neighbor, Brandon Long, arguing outside.
The shooting happened at Cedar Creek Apartments, and Rose’s neighbors said the shooting could be a self-defense case.
“The guy (Long) ran up on him and hit him with the gun,” said Rose’s neighbor. “His gun fell apart, basically, and everyone was warning him (Rose) ‘Turn around, turn around! He’s trying to get you!’ That’s when he (Rose) defended himself and shot back.”
The neighbors said as Rose walked away with a gash on his head, Long tried to shoot Rose.
“The guy was obviously going to shoot him first,” said Rose’s neighbor. “He was in the process of trying to put his gun back together.”
Rose told authorities Long did shoot at him, and that’s when he got his own gun and fired at him.
Police said Rose went too far by shooting and then going after Long and shooting multiple times.
“To turn around and chase someone and turn around and fire shots, then follow them around a car and fire more shots — that’s not self-defense,” said Morgenstern. “You’re actually chasing the person down.”
Rose is being held on no bond, and the judge said she needed to know more before she could find probable cause on the attempted murder charge.
Rose is being held for 24 hours for illegally being in possession of a concealed weapon, while the state figures out its paperwork.
SANFORD, Fla. —
Sanford police said an overnight shooting is not a case of the “stand your ground” law.
Detectives said Corey Rose was pistol-whipped at the Cedar Creek apartments on Hartwell Avenue, and he then shot the man who attacked him.
However, Rose is the one facing charges.
Police said 30-year-old Rose was outside his apartment when he heard two people yelling.
According to an arrest affidavit, Rose “wanted to be nosy and see what the altercation was about.”
That’s when police said one of the men in the argument, Brandon Long, pulled out a gun.
“He was trying to fire at him as the white guy was walking away and everybody was yelling at him, ‘Turn around! Turn around! He is trying to shoot you!'” Cedar Creek resident John McCrone said.
Investigators said Long called Rose a racial slur and pistol-whipped him, breaking the gun.
However, the reason why Sanford police said it’s not a case of “stand your ground” is because Long ran away and hid behind a car, but Rose, who also had a gun, followed him and shot him until Long collapsed.
“That’s not ‘stand your ground.’ That’s attempted murder,” said Sgt. David Morgenstern of the Sanford Police Department.
Long is in stable condition at Orlando Regional Medical Center and Rose is behind bars.
But residents said Rose shouldn’t be in jail because Long pointed the gun first.
“If you are standing your ground, you are standing your ground. You are not running after somebody,” said Morgenstern.
Rose is in jail with no bail on charges of attempted murder and not having a concealed weapons permit.
I’m sorry for having to link the videos. I much prefer to grab videos and post them through Youtube, because videos tend to just disappear.
You have a man (white) walking outside of his house to check out a noisy altercation, when he sees the situation decides to turn around and not get involved. You then have another man (black) seeing a white man being nosy and proceeds to pull a gun and aim it at the back of the white man who is walking away. It is questionable whether the black man fires at the white man based on witnesses. The black man proceeds to rush the white man from behind, call him a racial slur (what on earth could that be? If it was a white guy calling a black man a racial slur, we would all know what he said) and then pistol whip the white man.
At this time the white man does pull an illegally concealed gun (no concealed weapon permit) from the waist of his pants and proceeds to defend himself. Both men hide and take bunker positions. Witnesses say that the black man’s gun fell apart when he hit the white man. How a gun falls apart, I’m not sure. I would guess that witness saw the gun lose it’s clip. At which time witnesses say the black man, hunkering, was putting his gun back together (putting the clip back in). The white man decides to not hide and be gunned down by a black man that has already pointed a gun his way, possibly shot at him once already and pistol whipped him, by leaving his bunker position to neutralize the black man before the black man can do the same.
White man is arrested for 1st degree attempted murder because he survived and self defended
Does something seem messed up about this to anyone else?
Granted, Rose (the white guy) isn’t in the military or is a cop, but the concept of neutralize before your are neutralized is a universal concept.
Where is the reports that Long (the black guy) is being charged with pointing a weapon at someone, firing at someone, racial profiling, assault and battery with a gun (felony) and let’s not forget a federal hate crime?