North Port man charged with murder after shooting

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Published: Nov. 19, 2022 at 3:10 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2022 at 1:34 PM EST
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UPDATED Monday at 1:30 p.m. with additional details.

NORTH PORT, Fla. (WWSB) - A North Port man is in custody after police say he shot and killed his roommate at an apartment complex.

North Port Police say Cruz Modero, 51, was charged with second-degree murder after the Saturday morning shooting at the Grande Court Apartments.

According to court records, police arrived at the apartment after getting a call about a shooting at about 9 a.m.

Modero allegedly told police he and his roommate, identified as Dylan James Baker, has been fighting. After Baker retuned to his room, Modero retrieved a 9mm pistol, loaded it with a single round, walked toward Baker’s bedroom and and shot Baker once in the abdomen.

Modero is being held at the Sarasota County Jail. Bond has not yet been set. Modero is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 13, 2023.