Man arrested in connection with Davenport homicide

Authorities took Pedro Vega Jr. into custody around 8 a.m. on Highway 429.

DAVENPORT, Fla. -- Polk County deputies arrested a man who was on the run, wanted in connection with a violent stabbing and homicide in Davenport.

Deputies responded to a home in the 1600 block of Davenport Blvd around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday after neighbors heard gunshots being fired, said Scott Wilder with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Wilder said Pedro Vega Jr., 46, broke into the home of his estranged wife but soon after another family member inside the home fired gunshots at Vega Jr., causing him to flee the scene.

Deputies later found a blood trail to a neighboring home and found Vega’s father, Pedro Vega Sr., 70, tied up and stabbed multiple times, Wilder said.

Wilder said Vega Sr. was transported to a local hospital where he is in stable condition.

Rosa Iris Vega, 59, was also found inside the home dead, likely the result of stab wounds, Wilder said.

Vega Jr. was taken into custody around 8 a.m. on Highway 429. 

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