Homicide Investigation At Briarwood Apartments

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Press Release: Tallahassee Police Department

The Tallahassee Police Department responded to a call for assistance at 4495 Shelfer Road at approximately 4:30pm on September 5th, 2013. Upon arrival, TPD Patrol Officers located a male who was bleeding from an apparent gunshot wound near the 500 building. TFD and EMS also arrived on scene and the victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

TPD’s Criminal Investigation Division, along with Forensic Technicians responded to the scene and assumed the primary role in the homicide investigation. TPD’s investigators have no indication there is a threat to the community at this time.

TPD’s Criminal Investigation Division is pursuing all leads and asks community members with information about this case to call TPD at 891-4200 or the Big Bend Crime Stoppers at 574-TIPS. Crime Stoppers does not want your name, just your information and you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Richard K. Kitchen Black Male DOB: 01/28/75

By: Bailey Myers
September 5th, 2013

Tallahassee FL- After a shooting in Briarwood Apartment complex in Tallahassee. It happened at 4495 Shelfer Road. The Tallahassee Police Department is still investigating.

The Uncle of the victim, "I don't know what happened all I know is he's dead. That's all I know." Family members react to a death in Tallahassee. TPD was called around 4:45 Thursday afternoon to respond to a man bleeding in the Briarwood apartment complex.

Tallahassee Police Department Public Information Officer, Officer David Northway explained, "Officers responded from TPD along with TFD and EMS and located a male who was suffering from an apparent gun shot wound." The man was then taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. Family members tell Eyewitness News the deceased was 38-year-old Richard Kitchen Junior.

Uncle of Victim, Ronald Kitchen, "Well he was a good kid he would give you the coat off his back. He didn't bother nobody. He was a person that you would want to meet. Always smiling everything he was a good person."

TPD has not confirmed Kitchen Junior was the victim, who else was involved, or the circumstances that led to the shooting-- only saying the case remains under investigation. There's also no word on if anyone else was injured in this incident. We'll pass along any information as soon as it becomes available.

By: Bailey Myers
September 5, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - According to family members, the victim was Richard Kitchen Jr., 38 years old.

WCTV will bring you more tonight on WCTV Eyewitness News at 11.

By: Bailey Myers
September 5, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - Police report that the victim was a male, and reportedly died at the hospital. Investigators are still on scene gathering information and say there is no reason to believe there is any public threat at this time.

By: Bailey Myers
September 5, 2013
6:47 pm

Tallahassee, FL - A homicide investigation is underway at Briarwood Apaprtments off Shelfer Rd. in the southside of Tallahassee.

WCTV has a reporter on scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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