Florida man who hosted triple homicide Super Bowl party had hoards of drugs, guns in home

The host of the Jupiter, Florida, Super Bowl party on February 6  that ended with three people dead reportedly admitted that he had a stash of drugs and gun ammunition found in his home were his.

The Palm Beach Post reports that Charlie Vorpagel, 27, was renting a home at 1105 Mohawk St. in Jupiter, where three people ended up dead after a Sunday Super Bowl party took a fatal turn. Vorpagel wasn’t charged for the shootings, but instead was charged on federal unrelated firearm charges.

During an interview with Palm Beach police, Vorpagel allegedly admitted that he dealt illegal drugs out of the rented home. He also admitted to purchasing and selling firearms and ammunition. He told detectives he purchased the guns and ammo from gun shows.

An FBI investigation uncovered a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun and a KEL-TEC PLR-16 semi-automatic pistol sitting by the front door in the home. The Mossberg was loaded with ammunition. In another room, authorities found over three pounds of marijuana, 914 Xanax capsules, and an assault rifle. An additional 32 grams of marijuana was found in a dresser in the same room. In a different room, investigators uncovered narcotics, 17 grams of cocaine, hash oil, and several other guns.

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On Super Bowl Sunday, three people, including Sean P. Henry, 25, of Jupiter, Kelli J. Doherty, 20, of Tequesta, and Brandi El-Salhy, 24, of Gainesville, were found shot to death in Vorpagel’s rented home. It’s been called the city of Jupiter’s “worst shootings in over seven years.” Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow indicated that the shootings were not random. A neighbor told authorities that he heard at least eight gunshots coming from the home.

Vorpagel was injured during the shootings, but managed to escape and survive. He was arrested after getting medical treatment at a local hospital.

Kitzerow said that although he can’t disclose information about who all possible shooters are, he is confident that the case will be solved successfully.

One of the suspected shooters, according to Vorpagel’s father, Jeffrey Vorpagel, was found injured around a mile from the home. Jeffrey Vorpagel also indicated that there were three gunmen in total involved in the house shooting, but Kitzerow said that there were only “persons of interest” in the case. Jeffrey Vorpagel insisted that his son had nothing to do with shootings, and that three people barged in and “crashed” his son’s Super Bowl party.

Anyone with any information is urged to call the Jupiter Police Department at (561) 746-6201 or Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at (800) 458-TIPS (8477).

[Feature Photo: Jupiter PD]