ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35)
One man has been arrested in connection with a gunfight that left two dead and several others injurued at Glitz Ultra Lounge early Sunday morning. Orlando Police announced Friday officers arrested 23-year-old Jose Brull-Lopez.
On Sunday, he was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and tampering with physical evidence. On his arrest affidavit, Orlando Police asked that he not be granted bond, stating this was an ongoing investigation and they believe him to be a danger to society. Brull-Lopez spent less than a 48 hours in jail before getting out on a $5,150 bond.
"We asked for him to remain in jail and we put in the affidavit why. It's unfortunate that he was let out of jail," said Orlando Police Chief John Mina.
According to his arrest affidavit, Brull-Lopez was seen running out of the club with a gun in his hand. Witnesses told officers they saw him throw that gun up on the roof of the club. When officers arrested Brull-Lopez, they say he had a loaded extended magazine in his pocket. At this point, Orlando Police are not saying if Brull-Lopez fired his weapon inside Glitz.
Chief Mina says a total of 10 people were shot; two of the victims, 22-year-old Joseph Villalobos and 33-year-old Jonathan Avila Rojas, died. Police say they were on opposite sides of the fight. The chief says five innocent bystanders were shot. The other three people who were shot, the chief says, were involved in the fight. Of those three, one is still in the hospital in stable condition.
According to Brull-Lopez's arrest affidavit, the shootout was gang related. It also states that there have been threats of retaliation posted on social media. Orlando's Police Chief would neither confirm nor deny whether outside agencies or the feds were helping in this investigation. "All we're going to say right now is this is an ongoing investigation," said Chief Mina. "More arrests are coming."
Orlando Police also say investigators talked to the owner of Glitz Ultra Lounge on Thursday and he told detectives he does not plan on re-opening his doors.