Triple Murder Suspect Arrested

ORLANDO, Fla.- A man that was sought by Orlando police has been booked into Orange County Jail early this morning.

Police were searching for Terrence Lewis, 29, after he became a prime suspect in a triple murder last week in Parramore. Lewis is facing three counts of first degree murder from the July 27 shooting. Police say he is being held without bail.

Officials say Lewis had a warrant out on his arrest for the triple murder charges and Wednesday Orlando police turned to the public for help with locating him.

According to court records, Lewis was also wanted on a charge of attempted murder from an incident in June, but no further details were available on that.

The triple murder shooting took place around 10:20 p.m. at a home on Parramore Avenue, just north of Grand Street. Police have not released a motive for that shooting, but they do not believe it was random.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired in that area and found 34-year-old Clarence Bryant lying injured in the street. He was taken to the hospital by emergency medical crews where he later died from his injuries.

After finding Bryant in the street, police then searched the small pink home set off the road from where Bryant was found. In the home police found Rodedrick Smith, 40, and Joseph Slade, 36, both of whom were dead.

According to police, both men had been shot and appeared to have died from the gunshot wounds.

Lewis is expected to appear before a judge Thursday afternoon.

According to court records, Lewis was out on bond from an arrest made on him in May on a charge of battery on an emergency medical care provider. He is scheduled to go to trial on the charge sometime in September.

More updates will come following his court appearance.