Tallahassee, FL - January 4, 2013
A home invasion robbery turns into a shootout. In the end, two victims, plus a robbery suspect get shot.
"I heard like eight or nine gunshots." Said, Dashon Hayes.
Tallahassee Police say three people were shot. One was one of the home invasion robbery suspects.
Hayes lives nearby. He says, "I was kind of shocked because I'd never seen something like that in real life or even heard it in real life. So, to look outside and see a man just laying on the ground being shot was kind of a lot."
Police say it all happened at 1434 Hudson Street around 9:14 Thursday night.
Police say the victims told them that someone knocked on the door and said that their name was Derrick. When the victim said they didn't know a Derrick. Police say they said they were Derrick looking for Reggie. That's when the victim opened the door.
Officers say Jacky Gilbert and Maureace Davis went in the house asking for "loud" -- a slang term, they say, for marijuana.
Police say both men pulled out a gun, one of the victims got into a tussle with Davis, then a gun fight broke out between the two suspects and the three men in the home.
Davis and two victims were shot.
Nearby resident Joshua Dandridge says, "It was just really a shock. It was really surprising because this is a pretty peaceful neighborhood. It's pretty quiet. For something like that to happen, it was unexpected."
Police say all three people shot are expected to survive.
Police say Gilbert also had six warrants for his arrest for drug and traffic offenses.
Tallahassee Police Department Release
Tallahassee, FL - On January 3, 2013 at approximately 9:14pm the Tallahassee Police Department responded to the 1400 block of Hudson St. for a reported shooting. Subsequent investigation revealed the shooting was a result of a home invasion robbery.
The victims were inside the location when two suspects knocked on the door. When the door was opened, one of the suspects produced a handgun and struggle ensued with victim Brown and suspect Davis. During the struggle Brown allegedly fired his gun multiple times. During the struggle between Brown and Davis, victim Newton also retrieved a handgun and shot suspect Davis in his torso. Suspect Gilbert fired rounds into the house from the front door and then through a window.
Both victims and one of the suspects were shot during the altercation. All are expected to survive. Both suspects have been arrested.
See attached Probable Cause for Gilbert. Probable Cause for Davis was not available at this time as he has not been booked into the Leon County Jail. It will be released when it becomes available.
Jacky Gilbert, BM 6/23/76
Maureace Davis, BM, 9/8/78
Attempted Robbery with a Firearm, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon (Firearm) x2, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Armed Burglary, Burglary with Person Assaulted , Gilbert also had six (6) warrants for his arrest for narcotics and traffic offenses.