Police Make Arrest in Wahnish Way Homicide [SLIDE SHOW]

By: Garin Flowers Email
By: Garin Flowers Email
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Press Release: Tallahassee Police Department

Members or the Tallahassee Police Department and the North Florida Fugitive Task Force have made an arrest in the homicide of Donyel Safford.

Jermaine Phillips, a black male with a date of birth of 11/26/73, has been arrested in connection with the homicide.

Phillips was taken into custody without incident and has been transported to the Leon County Jail.

Investigators are continuing to interview all witnesses and process evidence in this case and are asking anyone with information to call (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.


Press Release: Tallahassee Police Department

Tallahassee, FL - This morning at approximately 12:00am, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to the 2800 block of Wahnish Way in reference to a male being shot. Upon arrival, officers discovered victim, Donyel Safford, a black male with a date of birth of 04/21/77 had been shot several times. Safford was transported to a local hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries.

TPD’s Criminal Investigation Division, along with Forensic Technicians responded to the scene and assumed the primary role in the investigation.

TPD’s Criminal Investigation Division is pursuing all leads and asks community members with information about this case 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."


By: Julie Montanaro
May 17, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - Tallahassee Police are not yet releasing any more information about a shooting on Wahnish Way.

Neighbors tell us they heard about five shots. Crime tape still flutters from the fence at the house on the corner of Wahnish and Famcee and there's blood splattered on the sidewalk and curb out front.

Police are not confirming the victim's identity or commenting on his condition. They are not commenting on a suspect or a motive at this time either.


By: Garin Flowers
May 17, 2013 1:43 a.m.

Tallahassee, FL - At approximately 12 a.m., the Tallahassee Police Department received a call that a male had been shot in the area of 2800 Wahnish Way near FAMU.

TPD says they responded and found a black male in his 30's with gunshot wounds.

Police say he was transported to a local hospital, but are unclear of the extent of his injuries.

Police did not confirm if they had a suspect, or any have details around the shooting at this time.

TPD is still on the scene investigating.

Anyone that may have information about this incident is asked to contact the Tallahassee Police Department at 850-891-4200.


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