Fatal Tallahassee Shooting

Updated 6:25 p.m. 12-23

One Tallahassee man is dead, another is still in the hospital, and the person or persons who shot them are still on the loose.

Daquan Bryant says his friends spoke to him; then right when he started walking from the Time Saver Convenience Store at Old Bainbridge Road and Fourth Avenue in Tallahassee:

"The car rolled by. As a matter of fact, I don't even think I made it all the way home. I think I made it in the door. I heard the shots and we ran back down this way. The bodies were still laid out." Said, Bryant.

Those bodies were 37-year-old Robert Goodson, Jr. and another man.
the same two friends Bryant had just spoken to.

Tallahassee Police say the men were shot just before 8:30 Tuesday night.

Goodson's wounds were fatal.

Angel Watson says she walks to that same store frequently. She said, "I feel like it's sad what happened. It could've been me. I could've walked to the store, I could've gotten shot."

Police say Goodson and the other man were standing in the store's parking lot when a gray or silver car passed by with gunshots blaring from the vehicle.

The car fled before officers arrived.

Tallahassee resident William Rivers said, "It makes me feel bad because i be scared to be out here at night at all. Seven o'clock at night, I'm in the bed."

Authorities have not released the name of the other victim who was injured.

But, officers returned to the scene Wednesday to continue the investigation.

John Lovett says he goes to the Time Saver often, and says he just saw Goodson and the other man only a few hours before the shooting.

Lovett said, "To hear what happened really kind of set me back a little bit because someone I knew I just lost and a friend that I knew just got wounded. No one wins that way. Everyone loses."

The wounded victim is said to be in serious, but stable condition.

Authorities say the car involved in the drive-by is a gray or silver Monte Carlo type car.

Police say they do not have a motive and do not have any evidence linking the shooting to other crimes.

At this time, it is still unclear if Goodson and the other victim were the actual targets.

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Updated 10a.m 12-23

Tallahassee Police Department Press Release:

Tuesday night, at approximately 8:20PM, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to a reported shooting at 1109 Old Bainbridge Road (Time Saver).

Upon arrival, officers located two victims who had been shot.

Both victims were transported by ambulance to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment.

One of the victims later identified as 37-year-old Robert Goodson, Jr. succumbed to his injures.

The identity of the second victim is being withheld while the investigation continues; he is in serious, but stable condition.

Investigators from the Tallahassee Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene, interviewing potential witnesses and gathering physical evidence.

The investigation is ongoing, but it appears the victims were standing in the parking lot of the Time Saver near a bus stop. While in the parking lot, a gray or silver vehicle passed by and several gunshots were fired from the vehicle. The vehicle fled before officers arrived on scene.

Investigators do not have a motive for the shooting and do not have any evidence linking it to other crimes. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Tallahassee Police Department at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS (8477).

SUSPECT VEHICLE DESCRIPTION:
A gray or silver vehicle, possibly a Monte Carlo type vehicle.

To view the photo of Robert Goodson, click on the camera icon at the top of the story.
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12/22/2009 9:45 p.m.

One person is dead and another wounded in a shooting in Tallahassee's Frenchtown area.

Tallahassee Police say around 8:20 Tuesday evening, a group of people were standing outside the Time Saver Convenience Store at 1109 old Bainbridge Road when a grey or silver Monte Carlo drove up.

Shots were fired and one person was killed. A second person was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with unknown injuries.

Authorities are still on the scene and a Forensics truck just arrived.

Police say there is no motive at this time, but they ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 574-TIPS.

We will update you with more information as it becomes available.
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12/22/2009 9:20 p.m.

Tallahassee Police say the shooting happened in the Time Saver parking lot.

One person is confirmed dead at this time.

We will have more as it becomes available.
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12/22/2009 9 p.m.
Tallahassee Police Department confirmed shots were fired near Old Bainbridge Road and Forth Ave.

TPD Spokesperson, Officer Dave McCranie, says more than one person has been shot.

WCTV is sending a reporter to the scene and we will have more as it becomes available.


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