December 29, 2001
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
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Suspect Arrested in Gerber Dairy Road Shooting
Sheriff's Office detectives arrested a suspect this morning for his
involvement in the shooting of Brigido Alfaro on Dec. 26, 2001.
Alfaro, 21, of Bartow, was shot twice in the head while sitting in a
car at the intersection of Gerber Dairy Rd. and Bomber Rd. in Bartow.
At approximately 9:15 pm., residents witnessed at least 2 men pulling
Alfaro out of his car and assaulting him.
The suspect, Juan Carlos Loredo, 26, of
1975 Gerber Dairy Rd. in Bartow, was arrested at 2:30 a.m. this morning in
his home. He is charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Armed
Burglary, and Armed Robbery.
The investigation of Alfaro's shooting continues as detectives search for