Sheriff's Office News Releases

Shooting Incident on Aladdin Court in St. Cloud

PUBLISHED:Thu December 24, 2015

Osceola County, Florida – On December 23 at approximately 9:43 p.m., Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on Aladdin Court in St. Cloud in reference to a shooting.

Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the homeowner who indicated he and his wife and a friend were in the living room when they heard what sounded like someone entering the back of the residence. The homeowner retrieved a hand gun and walked to the back of the house.

An unknown suspect had entered the screened in porch area and was attempting to open the door that leads to the kitchen. The homeowner asked the suspect who he was and told him to leave, but the suspect lunged at him, so the homeowner fired his weapon. The suspect then pushed the homeowner onto a table and was on top of him causing the homeowner to shoot a second time. Osceola County Fire Rescue transported the male, later identified as Bo Alexander Garris (DOB 12/19/85), to St. Cloud Regional Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

After further investigation, detectives determined the homeowner did not know the suspect who lived at 1995 Aladdin Court. Garris has a criminal history including drug, battery and trespassing charges. Based on the circumstances of the incident, detectives did not charge the homeowner. The investigation is on-going at this time.