Verdict In For Robbery & Murder Trial In Corner Store Shooting

By: Eyewitness News; Julie Montanaro Email
By: Eyewitness News; Julie Montanaro Email

Tallahassee, FL - A man has just been found guilty in a Tallahassee murder trial.

Shedrach Paul was accused of shooting and killing Muhammad Kofar-Naisa outside a convenience store on West Tharpe Street back in June 2012. The verdict just came in at about 5:30. The jury deliberated for six hours. It found Paul guilty of second degree murder.

He was sentenced to life in prison.

By Julie Montanaro
July 2, 2012

Leon County, FL - A Leon County grand jury has indicted Shedrach Paul in the June 1st murder of Muhammad Naisa.

An arraignment is set for July 24th.

Press Release: Tallahassee Police Department

June 8, 2012

Tallahassee, FL - On Friday, June 1, 2012, at approximately 5PM, the Tallahassee Police officers responded to the Time Saver in the 2500 block of West Tharpe Street in reference to an altercation. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male lying in the parking lot with a gunshot wound. The male, later identified as 25-year- old Muhammad Fudahal Kofar Naisa, was transported to a local hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries.

During the course of the investigation, probable cause was established for the arrest of 19- year- old Shedrach J. Paul, the suspect of the shooting on West Tharpe Street. Paul was taken into custody without incident, after being hospitalized for injuries he sustained from a traffic crash following the homicide.

Paul was also charged with four armed robberies which occurred in Tallahassee last month and for violating his probation.

Suspect/Arrestee: Shedrach J. Paul, B/M, 10/31/1992

Charges: 1st Degree Murder,Robbery w/a Firearm (4 Counts), False Imprisonment (2 counts), Possession of a Firearm by a Delinquent (4 counts), Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a felony (4 counts), Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon
Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Felony (3 counts), VOP/ Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (3 counts) and VOP/ Robbery by Sudden Snatching


TPD Investigating Homicide
TPD Press Release

Tallahassee, FL -- June 4, 2012 --

On Friday, June 2, 2012, at approximately 5PM, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to the Time Saver in the 2500 block of West Tharpe Street in reference to an altercation. Upon arrival officers discovered a male lying in the parking lot with a gunshot wound. The male later identified as 25-year- old Muhammad Fudahal Kofar Naisa was transported to a local hospital for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The Tallahassee Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Forensic Units responded to the scene for further investigation. The investigation is on-going.

TPD investigators are attempting to identify the suspect in this case. Community members with information about this case are asked 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.

Please remember, if you see something, say something, do something.


UPDATE -- June 1, 2012 6:30pm --

Tallahassee Police responded to call after 5pm about an altercation at Timesaver gas station on Tharpe Street.

When police arrived there was a black man with a gunshot wound. He has been taken to local hospital, but his condition is not known at this time.

Investigation ongoing, but would not elaborate if they are looking for a suspect.


Tallahassee, FL -- June 1, 2012 --

Tallahassee Police are investigating a shooting at a Sunoco gas station at 2520 West Tharpe Street.

There is also a crash at the corner of Blountstown Street and Allison Marie court that may be linked to the incident. {UPDATE: TPD says this is no longer believed to be in any way connected to the shooting}

Not many details are available at this time but WCTV has a crew on scene and is trying to gather more information.

Some video of the scene has been filmed and you can see those clips below:

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  • by Debbie Joseph Location: florida on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM
    Tallahasse Police Department lied has no suspects useing an innocent bistanderd.This young man is not black and does not have a tear drop he was caught innocently in an incedint at a shoot out in which doing so he have been also injured with a shooting an officer by the name of Couch James lied on this young man. He is a big dirty cop.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 9, 2012 at 02:14 PM
    I'll take those odds and say a prayer every time I get in the car. They are doing their jobs, not one they made up and decided to enforce but one the legislature in this state enacted. If you think they are "over zealous" with the enforcement of this law, I am sure there are states that don't care about its citizens you could relocate to.
  • by help me.. on Jun 9, 2012 at 01:26 PM
    What is a shedrack? I heard of a sh**rack.
  • by End Welfare-Deliberate Bankruptcy of American Capitalism on Jun 9, 2012 at 05:16 AM
    Every day the Administration is trying to raise taxes to get more money needed to sustain the Welfare programs? Maybe the answer to a lot of problems is just to stop funding those programs. Look what they are producing. The Welfare program is paying random, poverty stricken women to get deliberately Pregnant out of wedlock, and yes somewhere in this story I believe welfare funded at least one of the individual in this story conception. And look at the results of them doing that. The welfare funded baby is now growing up shooting, robbing and killing us. They need to do a study to see how many of these thugs were conceived in the Welfare program because sister girl wanted a check. Let try just for a 10 yr period letting everyone raise, clothe, and feed their own children and measure the improvement that has on our crime rate and school system/.
  • by Good Job TPD Location: Tallahassee on Jun 9, 2012 at 01:30 AM
    Thankfully the suspect crashed the car on his way fleeing the scene so TPD could find him and solve a murder, finally. Now if only every suspect would stay at the scene TPD could solve even more crimes.
  • by Boomp, Boomp, Boomp... on Jun 8, 2012 at 09:13 PM
    ...another one bites the dust!
  • by Whitee Location: Wish I knew..... on Jun 8, 2012 at 08:25 PM
    • reply
      by Dale on Jun 9, 2012 at 08:31 AM in reply to Whitee
      Im so glad you used all capital letters and horrible spelling so that you could show everyone just how smart you really are. Do the world a favor and leave the opinions to those who actually have a cognitive thought in their mind.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Jun 9, 2012 at 08:45 AM in reply to Whitee
      Read what you wrote then come back and tell me who is ignorant.....
  • by Kunta Kinte on Jun 8, 2012 at 06:55 PM
    Why can't we all just get along people, this is america, lets be strong and lets be one, pretty please
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Jun 8, 2012 at 07:19 PM in reply to Kunta Kinte
      Because the administration was to destroy capitalism and impose Marxism. They put black against white and rich against poor and none of this is the real issue. The issues is they are deliberately bankrupting are economy and we are focusing on all this other stuff instead of focusing on what the administration is up too.
  • by Sober up on Jun 8, 2012 at 06:50 PM
    At least the arrested person is sitting down for his mug shot and off is feet when he is hit with the booking charge. Sure it would be a big blow once one sobers up and hard to grasp being arrested for something that they were probably unaware that they committed a crime
  • by See Ya! on Jun 8, 2012 at 06:03 PM
    Bye bye scumbag! 3 hots and a cot on us hard working folk! My God, does the burden put upon us have an ending?
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