On Sunday, June 9, 2013, Polk County Sheriff’s deputies and detectives arrested a Haines City man about seven hours after he committed a homicide.
According to the affidavit, 26-year-old Victor Noel Camacho (2/12/1987) of 542 Peak Drive in Haines City was drinking beer all day on Saturday, June 8, 2013, with friends and the victim, 39-year-old Ubaldo Delgado-Medrano, at Camacho’s house. According to witnesses, around 11:30 p.m., Camacho fatally shot Delgado-Medrano in the head and then fled the scene on foot after becoming angry with something Delgado-Medrano said.
Deputies arrived on scene shortly thereafter and established a perimeter to search for the known suspect. They also sent out a statewide BOLO (Be On Look Out).
Just before 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2013, a PCSO deputy sheriff on patrol spotted Camacho walking west on Johnson Avenue in Haines City. Camacho was arrested and interviewed. During the post-Miranda interview, Camacho told detectives a different story, however, he did admit to shooting the victim in the head. He told detectives he then fled the scene and threw the loaded firearm somewhere on Kalogridis Road. He showed detectives the general location of where he threw the loaded firearm, and the detectives found it.
Camacho has been booked into the Polk County Jail on one count Second Degree Murder. He has previously been arrested in Polk County four times (using Victor Noel as his name), for Possession of Cocaine and Paraphernalia, Possession of Open Container in Public, Loitering, and Disorderly Conduct. He will have a first appearance hearing on Monday, June 10, 2013.
“This weekend, among all the other crimes they solved and all the other bad guys they put in jail, PCSO deputies were very swift in locating and apprehending two suspects – an armed robbery suspect and a homicide suspect – within a very short time frame of their crimes. Our deputies do an outstanding, and thankless, job every day keeping the citizens of Polk County safe. I am extremely proud of them.” – Sheriff Grady Judd