Two Charged In Quincy Apartment Shooting

By: Joe Hellriegel, James Buechele, Quincy Police Department Email
By: Joe Hellriegel, James Buechele, Quincy Police Department Email
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UPDATED
By Julie Montanaro
April 18, 2014

Quincy Police say the shooting at the Gadsden Arms Apartments last Friday was the result of a dispute over the drug "Mollie."

"We think they were either trying to rob someone of 'Mollie' or angry because someone had purchased some bad 'Mollie,' earlier," Assistant Chief Glenn Sapp said.

Sapp says all four suspects in the robbery and shooting are affiliated with a local gang.


News Release: Quincy Police Department

Chazdin Jamarick Miller, 19, of Tallahassee has been taken into custody and is currently in the Gadsden County Jail. Miller was apprehended on Quincy Police charges by the US Marshall’s Violent Fugitive Task Force in Tallahassee this morning.

Miller is being held on a $350,000 bond for charges stemming from a shooting which occurred on April 11, 2014 at 427 S.
Stewart Street, Gadsden Arms Apartment. Miller’s charges are:
1. Shooting into an occupied dwelling
2. Discharging a firearm
3. Possess a firearm by a convicted felon
4. Aggravated battery with a firearm
5. Aggravated assault with a firearm
6. Robbery with a firearm

A second suspect is also charged in this case and is being held in the Leon County Jail. Chauncey Reed Hawkins, 18, of 1444 Jakes Drive, Tallahassee is charged with:

1. Robbery with a firearm
2. Possess a firearm by a convicted felon
3. Accessory to Aggravated battery with a firearm
4. Accessory to Aggravated assault with a firearm
5. Accessory to Shooting into a dwelling
6. Accessory to Discharging a firearm

This case is an open investigation and QPD Investigators are still actively working it by locating and interviewing many witnesses. Quincy Police Investigators do anticipate more arrests to be made in this case.

NOTE: Earlier this week Rizterrious Lavont Robinson, 25, of 177 Ray Road of Quincy was released from the Gadsden County Jail in this case due to the recanting of testimony by a witness.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the Quincy Police Department at (850) 627-7111 and ask for Capt. Troy Gilyard. You may also be eligible for a reward and call Crime Stoppers at (850) 574- TIPS (8477).


Update by: James Buechele
4-16-14

Rizterrious Robinson, 25, has been released from jail having been found innocent of any wrongdoing in the apartment complex shooting last week.

We spoke exclusively with Robinson and his mother after being released from the Gadsden County Jail.

"When (they) didn't find out I was innocent the whole time, instead of talkin' to me instead of going this route instead of this route to get this far to let me loose they should have did this in the first beginning," said Robinson.

His mother said it was hard for her to sleep knowing her son was innocent but behind bars.

"It's not called for because I just want my son's name cleared," said Orlene Akines.


News Release: Quincy Police Department

The Quincy Police Department has identified a second man involved in the broad open daytime shooting of a victim at 427 S. Stewart Street in Quincy on Friday, April 11, 2014. Warrants have been obtained for the arrest of one Chazdin Jamarick Miller, 19, of 3313 Sunnyside Drive, Tallahassee, Fla.

Miller is sought on the following charges:

1. Shooting into an occupied dwelling
2. Discharging a firearm
3. Possession of a firearm by a felon
4. Aggravated Battery with a firearm
5. Armed Robbery
6. Aggravated Assault with a firearm

The victim advised Quincy Police that he was playing with his children on the playground when he was approached by Miller. Miller was holding two guns (one in each hand). Miller began angrily making statements about being sold some bad “Molly”, (an illegal drug). As the victim attempted to run away he was shot by Miller in the lower back area before Miller and his accomplices fled the complex in the black Nissan Titan extended cab truck. The victim required surgery and is recovering.

Quincy Police are actively seeking the location of Mr. Chazdin Jamarick Miller with a last known address of 3313 Sunnyside Drive in Tallahassee, FL. Miller should be considered “armed and dangerous” and citizens should not approach him but call law enforcement.

According to Quincy Police Asst. Chief Glenn Sapp “We will exert all our energy and turn over every stone to bring these criminals to justice. We will not stand for this type of violent crime in Quincy. There were many children at play when this happened and we are just lucky some family isn’t planning a funeral”.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the Quincy Police Department at (850) 627-7111 and ask for Capt. Troy Gilyard. You may also be eligible for a reward and call Crime Stoppers at (850) 574- TIPS (8477).


Updated By: Eyewitness News
April 14, 2014, 6pm

According to the Quincy Police Department, Rizterrious Lavont Robinson turned himself in Saturday night.

He is currently being held in the Gadsden County Jail on a $305,000 bond.


UPDATED 4:45 p.m.
Quincy Police Department Press Release
4-12-14

The Quincy Police Department responded to 427 S. Stewart Street, Gadsden Arms Apartments, on yesterday in response to a shooting. According to witnesses three Black males driving a Nissan Titan V8 extended cab truck, black in color, entered the apartment complex at approximately 4PM.

For an unknown reason the occupants of this vehicle exited this vehicle and began shooting handguns at people in all directions in the complex. There were many children playing and adults walking throughout the complex when this occurred. As a result of this shooting two victims received injuries and were later transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment. One victim required surgery. No additional information on the victim’s condition is available at this time.

Several of the bullets fired struck a vehicle and buildings in the complex and one round even entered the apartment of a young mother and several children. Fortunately they were not struck.
Based on information received during this investigation from witnesses one shooter has been identified by investigators and is wanted at this time.

Quincy Police are actively seeking the whereabouts of one Rizterrious Lavont Robinson, 25, of 177 Ray Road, Quincy. Robinson may also go by the nickname of “Bird” Robinson should be considered armed and has active arrest warrants for:

Robbery With a Firearm
Accessory to Aggravated Battery With a Firearm
Accessory to Aggravated Assault With a Firearm
Accessory to Shooting Into a Dwelling
Accessory to Discharging a Firearm in a Community

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Rizterrious Robinson. Robinson may also be in the Tallahassee area with friends.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the Quincy Police Department at (850) 627-7111 and ask for Capt. Troy Gilyard. You may also call Crime Stoppers at (850) 574- TIPS (8477).


Updated By: Joe Hellriegel
April 11, 2014, 11pm

A shooting in broad daylight at an apartment complex in Quincy leaves two injured and authorizes are searching for the suspects.

Police say two or three black males pulled into the Gadsden Arms Apartments in either a black Nissan Titan four-door truck, or a Ford F-150 type vehicle Friday afternoon, and started shooting.

"One of the suspects was armed with a handgun, fired multiple times, it was broad daylight, lot's of children and people were about in the complex," said Quincy Assistant Police Chief, Glenn Sapp.

Sapp says one person was shot and another injured in the shooting, but there have been no reports of fatalities. Eyewitness News spoke with several residents who live in the Gadsden Arms Apartments. All were too afraid to speak on camera for fear of retaliation.

Police are unaware of a motive for the shooting, and spent most of the late afternoon hours interviewing witnesses.

"At this time we are looking for that vehicle with those subjects," said Sapp.

The Quincy Police Department, Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, Florida Highway Patrol and the FDLE Crime Scene Investigators all responded to the scene.

"We are asking anyone who has any information about this shooting to contact the Quincy Police Department," said Sapp.

The Quincy Police Department can be reached at 850-627-7111.


Updated By: Joe Hellriegel
April 11, 2014, 6:30pm

One person was shot, one person was injured at the shooting that took place at the Gadsden Arms Apartments in Quincy.

Police say earlier in the afternoon on Friday, 2 or 3 black male suspects pulled into the parking lot of the apartment complex in either a black four-door Nissan Titan or Ford F-150.

One of those suspects shot multiple times, hitting one and injuring another.

There are no reports of fatalities.

Police are searching for the suspects.

The Quincy Police Department, Gadsden County Sheriff's Office and FHP are on scene, as well as FDLE crime scene investigators.


By: Joe Hellriegel
April 11, 2014, 4:15pm

WCTV has learned two people have been shot at the Gadsden Arms Apartments located at 427 S. Stewart Street in Quincy, FL.

The victims are still alive, according to police. Police are still searching for the shooter.

The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, FHP, and Quincy Police are investigating the scene.

We will continue to follow this story and will provide updates as they become available.


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