PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Deputies in Pasco County arrested an 18-year-old wanted in connection to Wednesday’s deadly shooting in Dade City that left a father dead and two children injured.

Demetrius Roberts was arrested on a delinquent in possession of a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon charges.

Earlier Thursday, deputies said Roberts was identified as one of the people involved in the incident and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Pasco detectives said the deadly shooting took place off River Road in Dade City after two teenage girls began fist fighting.

Authorities previously said as the girls began throwing punches, family, friends and “anyone in that area” got involved. That’s when a gun was drawn and shots were fired.

A 16-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy and an adult man were all shot. The man later died as a result of his injuries. Deputies said the two children suffered non-life threatening injuries and are expected to recover.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers to be eligible for a reward. Tips can also be submitted online at or by calling the PSO Crime Tips Line at 1-800-706-2488.

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