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Arrest Made In Tharpe Street Gas Station Shooting

By: James Buechele; Julie Montanaro Email
By: James Buechele; Julie Montanaro Email
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By: Julie Montanaro
May 23, 2014 - 4:30pm

Tallahassee, FL - A Tallahassee man survives a bullet to the chest and now the man accused of pulling the trigger is under arrest. The whole thing may have started with an argument over 80 dollars.

The shots rang out at the Exxon gas station at the corner of Tharpe Street and Mission Road Wednesday night.

Court documents say the victim was arguing with a man inside a truck about 80 dollars he owed him for a big screen TV.

Witnesses say the victim, Robert Sampson, was standing on the running board of the truck when the man inside started firing. Sampson fell and the truck sped off.

Today 20-year-old Luckens Eximond was arrested and charged with attempted murder. Arrest papers say he fired three shots at Sampson.

One went clear through Sampson's chest and came out of his back, but somehow he managed to escape without life threatening injuries.


By: James Buechele
May 21, 2014 - 11:30pm

Tallahassee, FL - The Tallahassee Police Department was called to the Exxon gas station at the corner of Mission and Tharpe in Tallahassee for a report of a shooting.

TPD received the call just before 9:30 Wednesday evening.

Witness say that two people were involved in an altercation outside of the gas station when the shooting occurred.

TPD officers located a victim when they arrived on scene. That person was transported to a local hospital to be treated for injuries.

Officers say that the believe the victim and suspect knew each other.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Tallahassee Police at 850-606-5800


By: Eyewitness News
May 21, 2014 - 11pm

Tallahassee, FL - The Tallahassee Police Department is investigating a shooting at the Exxon gas station at the corner of Mission and Tharpe in Tallahassee.

Eyewitness News will have more at 11.


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