- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—An hour-long SWAT standoff that started Monday night after a man was shot outside a gas station, ended a few hours later with two men facing charges — but neither for the shooting.

Christopher Sostre, 39, was shot once in his upper body while at the RaceTrac gas station off Semoran Boulevard, according to Orlando police.

He was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries and has since been released, but told officers he doesn’t want to seek prosecution.

Because of that, and a lack of evidence linking a suspect, Orlando police said neither of the two men arrested are facing charges in the shooting.

They were, however, arrested after staying holed up in an apartment off Commander Drive for more than an hour as police tried to make contact with them, officers said.

Cesar Jairo Oviedo Jr., 18, and a 17-year-old friend were found inside the apartment when an Orlando police SWAT team got in early Tuesday morning.

The 17-year-old boy complained of a hurt ankle and minor cuts, and he was taken to a local hospital before being arrested on the resisting charges, police said. Oviedo is also facing charges of aggravated stalking and burglary from previous cases.

Orlando police were called just before 10 p.m. Monday to the RaceTrac after witnesses said they saw a man in a silver car shoot another man, and then run.

Once there, officers found Sostre outside the car. He was initially uncooperative and immediately taken to the hospital, police said.

Officers spoke with witnesses and soon learned of a possible suspect, who ran toward the apartment complex off Commander Drive.

Police said a woman, who was also in the car at the time of the shooting, gave officers the suspect’s phone number, which led them to a third-floor apartment in the complex.

However, when officers got to there, police said two men refused to come out.

After numerous attempts to talk with them, the SWAT team went in, police said.

While searching the apartment, officers said they found a .22 caliber pistol wrapped in a T-shirt and hidden in a crawl-space.

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