[UPDATE] Tallahassee Drive By Shooting Blamed on Gangs

[UPDATE] 3-18-2011 1:42 PM--

On March 16, 2011 the Leon County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 700 block of Putnam Drive in reference to a drive-by shooting incident. Arriving deputies learned that multiple shots were fired by juveniles Shaquille Reese and Xavion Jackson, who were riding in a burgundy Mitsubishi Galant as it passed by the residence. Two vehicles and the apartment building were struck by several bullets. Two people were outside the apartment when the shots were fired, but neither was struck.

Detectives obtained arrest warrants for Reese and Jackson on March 17, 2011. A Crime Stoppers tip received Thursday afternoon informed law enforcement that Reese and Jackson were in an apartment at 4495 Shelfer Road. Tallahassee Police Officers and Leon County Deputies responded to apartments on Shelfer Road and took the juveniles into custody without any further incident. They were turned over to Violent Crimes Detectives and taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center.

The burgundy Mitsubishi believed to be involved in the shooting was also recovered.

Sheriff Larry Campbell stated, “When concerned citizens get involved they provide valuable information to law enforcement. That is what happened in this case. We are all fortunate no one was hurt during
this senseless act.”

Full release is attached in PDF format above.
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[UPDATE] 3-17-2011 4:24 PM--

Leon County Sheriff's Office:

At approximately 4:10 p.m. on March 16, 2011 the Leon County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 700 block of Putnam Drive in reference to a drive-by shooting incident. Arriving deputies learned that multiple shots were fired by two people riding in a burgundy Mitsubishi Galant as it passed by the residence. Two vehicles and the apartment building were struck by several bullets.

Two people were outside the apartment when the shots were fired. Detectives from the Crime Scene Unit and the Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene, collected physical evidence and conducted
witness interviews.

Based on witness statements, detectives have obtained arrest warrants for juveniles Shaquille R. Reese and Xavion Jackson. Reese and Jackson are believed to be armed and should be considered dangerous.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Shaquille Reese or Xavion Jackson is asked to contact the Leon County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 922-3300 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS (8477). Remember, Crime Stoppers does not want your name, just your information. You could be eligible for up to a $1,000.00 reward.
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3.17.2011 by Julie Montanaro

A drive by shooting in Tallahassee Wednesday night appears to be the work of gang members, deputies say.

It happened at an apartment at 735 Putnam Street just after four p.m.

Deputies say two cars drove up and someone in a burgundy Mitsubishi opened fire on two men outside apartment #1.

No one was hit and no one was hurt, but deputies are now looking for two 16 year olds. They will face attempted murder charges when they are caught.

We're still awaiting further details and word on the suspects' identities.


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