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Stray bullet fatally strikes 28-year-old Florida man

Posted: 8:34 AM, Jul 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-13 12:34:31Z

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies say a stray bullet fatally struck 28-year-old Florida man as he stood outside a restaurant where he had been watching a World Cup game.

Seminole County Sheriff's investigators say Victor Emanuel Brown and Jorge Vega-Rosado were fighting on the other side of the parking lot early Sunday morning.

Brown fired a gun, but missed his target. The bullet traveled across the parking lot and struck Daniel Strada in the eye.

Authorities say Vega-Rosada then fired several shots, killing Brown.

Prosecutors say Brown didn't have a concealed carry license. Had he survived, they say he would have been charged with killing Strada. They aren't charging Vega-Rosada because he fired in self-defense.

The incident happened in Lake Mary, which is north of Orlando in central Florida.