Criminal Justice

Police: Teen murder suspect, 15, 'thought it would be fun to shoot a person'


Konrad Schafer

Police say one of two teens arrested on charges of murder in Osceola County, Florida, was looking for random targets and “thought it would be fun to shoot a person.

Konrad Schafer, 15, is being charged as an adult in the fatal shooting of David Guerrero on June 26 as the 17-year-old walked to a bus on his way to work, Central Florida News 13 reports. David Damus, 20, is also charged with Guerrero’s murder.

The two are also believed to be involved in the July 4 death of Eric Roopnarine, 22, and with random shootings into homes and vehicles.

A police media briefing document (PDF) has more details about the suspects, including a teenage girl, and charges.

Kissimmee Police Chief Lee Massie told media that there was no indication the suspects were finished with their spree. “We have reasons to believe that these guys ran out of rounds,” Massie is quoted saying. “So the fact that we were able to expedite the case and get these guys off the street before they could re-up was critical.”

The Orlando Sentinel reports that police believe the weapon used was a 45-caliber Hi-Point rifle purchased by Schafer’s father for personal protection.

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