Man found guilty of attempted murder sentenced to 30 years

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
March 12, 2018

Amos Moorer Jr.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A man who was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder in a Tallahassee shooting has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

42-year-old Amos Moorer Jr. was convicted of two counts of attempted second degree murder at a trial in January. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison, the mandatory minimum, late last week.

The shooting happened on August 11, 2016 at the Governor’s Square Apartments.

According to the victim, Moorer drove from Jacksonville to Tallahassee to harm her and her boyfriend out of jealousy. She told police that she saw Moorer outside of her apartment and sent her boyfriend to confront him. Moorer then shot at the couple five times before fleeing in his car.

Two days later, Moorer was arrested in Jacksonville by US Marshals and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News
February 1, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A man charged in a Tallahassee shooting that sent two people to the hospital has been found guilty.

On Tuesday, 42-year-old Amos Moorer Jr. was convicted of two counts of attempted second-degree murder.

The incident occurred at the Governor’s Square Apartments on Apalachee Parkway on August 11, 2016.

According to the victim, Moorer drove from Jacksonville to Tallahassee to harm her and her boyfriend out of jealousy. She told police that she saw Moorer outside of her apartment when she left to walk her dog. She then sent her boyfriend outside to confront him, and Moorer responded by shooting at them five times before fleeing in a blue Acura.

Both the victim and her boyfriend were wounded in the shooting.

Just two days after the shooting, Moorer was arrested by US Marshals and the FDLE in Jacksonville.

He is now awaiting sentencing.




 
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