Joel Thomas Ferrer charged with killing aunt’s boyfriend

Joel Thomas Ferrer charged with killing aunt’s boyfriend

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Joel Thomas Ferrer (Seminole County Sheriff

Joel Thomas Ferrer (Seminole County Sheriff’s Office), David Jackson (WESH screenshot)

A 22-year-old man in Florida was arrested after he allegedly killed his aunt’s boyfriend, fatally shooting the man immediately after the two argued about the suspect’s unsafe handling of a firearm. Joel Thomas Ferrer was taken into custody Saturday morning and charged with one count of second-degree murder in the slaying of 41-year-old David Nathaniel Jackson, court documents reviewed by Law&Crime show.

According to a probable cause affidavit, officers with the Castleberry Police Department at about 11:11 p.m. on July 27 responded to a call about a shooting inside the Regency Oaks apartment complex located in the 100 block of Monarch Circle. A second 911 call came in a short while later to report shots being fired in the same area.

Upon arriving at the scene, first responders entered the apartment and immediately located an unresponsive adult male — later identified as Jackson — lying on the floor who appeared to be suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center by Seminole County Fire Department medics where he was pronounced dead.

Police located the second caller, who told them he had heard about six gunshots and looked out of his bedroom window to see a man running down a stairwell towards a parking garage carrying a dark-colored backpack.

The witness who saw the suspect fleeing the scene provided authorities with an audio recording from his Ring doorbell in which commotion could be heard followed by a male voice saying, “Dave got shot by his nephew,” per the affidavit.