Deputies: Debt dispute led to slayings
Thursday, January 9, 2020 while Broady was taken to AdventHealth Orlando, where he died.
Security members told deputies partygoers said a man known as “Indian,” later identified as Newell, was the shooter, the affidavit written by Detective Kevin Wilson said.
Deputies learned Newell was mad because Broady apparently owed him $15,000, according to the affidavit. They are both club promoters, although neither were working the event on New Year’s.
The security team also told deputies Newell was kicked out of the club about four months ago and then fired several shots in the parking lot because he was upset Broady was inside spending money instead of paying him back, Wilson wrote.
The incident was never reported to law enforcement, the affidavit said.
Surveillance video on the night of the shooting showed Newell going inside the club around 2 a.m. and come out at 4:30 a.m. to go to his truck, only to go back inside about a minute later, Wilson wrote. The shooting happened a few seconds later and Newell ran out with everyone else and drove away in his truck, according to Wilson.
Deputies on Wednesday searched his home in the 2100 block of Torchwood Drive, where they found two firearms, including one with the same caliber of bullet that was used in the shooting, WIlson said. Deputies also collected clothes that looked similar to what he was wearing that night.
Newell told detectives he was at the club but was outside at the time of the shooting.
Records show Florida Highway Patrol troopers in 2012 pulled Newell over on State Road 408, finding $14,000 in cash and a Gucci suitcase that smelled like marijuana. The case was later dropped.
Newell is at the Orange County Jail without bond.