Seminole County Sheriff's Office

Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Woman at Private Party at Sanford Bar: Deputies

Deputies in Seminole County have arrested a man in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman during a private party at a Sanford bar.

James Leonard Pritchard Jr., 30, of Winter Springs, was arrested Sunday night and charged with second degree murder and shooting into a public building.

It is not known if Pritchard has hired an attorney.

Seminole County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kristen Bentsen said in a statement that the shooting took place Saturday night at the Cool Breeze Bar.

Bentsen says a deputy was on patrol near the bar when he heard a gunshot and saw people fleeing. The deputy went into the bar and found 36-year-old Oceannette Hampton woman lying on the floor. 

Hampton was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators believe that a fight broke out which led up to the shooting.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Seminole County Sheriff's Office at (407) 665-6650, or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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