An argument between two teenagers ended in violence when one of them opened fire on the other, killing him, police said.
Orlando police investigators said the accused shooter, 16-year-old Quavces Jones, and Eric Brown, 21, drove critically injured 15-year-old Lance Bruce Seidemann to Orlando Regional Medical Center Saturday.
Quavces now is facing a first-degree murder charge in Lance's slaying. Orange County Judge Kenneth Barlow on Tuesday denied Quavces bond.
Officers arrested Brown for violating his probation on a previous cocaine possession charge. He faces charges of principal to first-degree murder, accessory after the fact, and destruction of evidence stemming from Lance's murder.
Jail records show Brown is considered a "violent offender."
Both are being held at the Orange County Jail; however, Quavces is housed separately with other minors.
Records show Lance, Brown and Quavces were at Brown's home in the 3000 block of East Jefferson Street Saturday. At some point, the two juveniles began arguing and Quavces shot Lance, investigators said.
Police did not disclose the reason behind their argument.
Lance's aunt, Mary Hindson, had said her nephew was supposed to be staying at a friend's house. Hindson, who said she had raised Lance at her home in east Orlando since he was a toddler, said she has no idea what he was doing on the city's west side.
She said other family members told her Lance had run-ins with law enforcement, and had spent time in a juvenile correctional institution. Since his release, Hindson said, "he was doing real good," attending a school for remedial students.
But the family also said he sometimes fell in with a bad crowd.
His mother, Kimberly Hand, is serving a five-year prison term at the Lowell Correctional Institution. According to Hindson, Hand has been in and out of jail and prison for most of Lance's life.
Hindson is working to put together funds for a funeral for her nephew. She said that anyone interested in donating to help fund a service can call her at 407-761-3148, or send donations by mail. Her address is 1120 Romano Ave, Orlando 32807.
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