Man Sentenced for Post-Game Shooting at FAMU

UPDATED 4.25.2012 by Julie Montanaro

A man accused of shooting a FAMU football player and his young cousin is now headed to prison for it.

It happened back in September 2009. Shots rang out on campus as folks headed home from a football game at Bragg Stadium.

FAMU running back Lavontae Page and his 14 year old cousin were both hit by stray bullets. Both survived.

Today the convicted triggerman Minkah Harmer was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the shooting and another five years on probation.

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Updated 9/9 at 8:09pm

FAMU Police Chief Calvin Ross confirms a second person has been arrested for a Saturday night's shooting on FAMU's campus.

Chief Ross says 21 year old Brandon Grice was arrested today and says Grice tried to run from officers, who were forced to physically subdue Grice.

There was already an outstanding warrant for Grice's arrest because he had violated probation. Ross says Grice was on probation for burglary of a structure and grand theft of a firearm.

Ross says Grice was the driver of the car that held the 17 year old victim of the shooting.

He says police know there was some sort of altercation, and they are still investigating.

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Three victims were shot on Saturday. One of the victims has been confirmed as FAMU running back Lonvontae Page. Page's cousin also suffered from gunshot injuries. He was grazed by a bullet on his chin. A third victim has also been identified as 17-year-old Antaya L. Henderson.
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FAMU police have made an arrest in the shooting.
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FAMU Police say around 10:40 p.m. Saturday night, three people were shot on the campus near Howard Hall and Wahnish Way.

FAMU Department of Public Safety has identified the victims as a 26-year-old, a 19-year-old and a 14-year-old. The two teenagers were bystanders. According to FAMU police, the 19-year-old was shot in the wrist and the 14-year-old was grazed in the chin by a bullet. They have been taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

Officials believe the 26-year old was in a vehicle traveling near the scene of the shooting; that person was shot three times in the lower abdomen and is being treated at Tallahassee Regional Medical Center.

As of 11:45 p.m. Saturday night, no suspects had been arrested.
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A FAMU football player was grazed by a bullet in the arm following Saturday's football game.

A FAMU Board of Trustee member has confirmed the shooting happened after 10 p.m. between Bragg Stadium and a residence hall. The member says FAMU police have a suspect in mind and they are searching for a suspect.

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital has confirmed Lonvontae Page is at the hospital.

Page is a running back from Douglasville, Georgia.
He rushed for 61 yards and scored a touchdown in the Rattler's win Saturday over Delaware State.


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