Arrest made in shooting of Orlando restaurant manager

FOX 35 News at 5 p.m.

- A 23-year-old man is facing attempted second-degree murder charges, after Orange County Sheriff's deputies say he shot a 35-year-old restaurant employee twice around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday. It's something you don't usually see in the Hunter's Creek neighborhood.

Joe Foranoce, Gators Dockside Director of Operations said,  "My stomach went into my throat," when he got the call very early this morning.  Crime scene investigators, and forensics techs were at the Gator's Dockside on John Young Parkway after Someone was shot.  Foranoce explained, "We had been robbed. Unfortunately, one of our managers was shot."

Foranoce said Assistant General Manager, Erick, was wrapping things up at the restaurant when the gunman came in through the patio door, asking where the office was. Sheriff's deputies said Craig Bernard Kerry Jr.  demanded cash, fired two shots, ran away, then drove off. Foranoce said "It appears something spooked him or whatnot after he got the money. He shot one of our managers. Once in the shoulder and once in the rib area."

A second witness was taken to Hunter's Creek Medical Center for evaluation. Erick, the manager, is at the hospital recovering.  "He's stable right now. I talked to his family earlier this morning," Foranoce told FOX 35 on  Wednesday morning. "They've got him in a room, out of ICU. Right now, they say he's stable. He's doing ok."

Deputies later arrested Kerry Jr at a nearby hotel, in connection with the shooting. He is facing charges including armed robbery, and attempted second-degree murder. "We're definitely happy he was caught," Foranoce explained. "That makes all of us feel a little bit safer now."

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