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[UPDATE] TPD: Victim Shot in Both Legs During Home Invasion

By: TPD Release, Julie Montanaro, Angelica Alvarez Email
By: TPD Release, Julie Montanaro, Angelica Alvarez Email

UPDATED 1.18.2012 by Angelica Alvarez

Tallahassee - The man who helped his neighbor after the neighbor was shot by a robber talks to WCTV about what happened.

Tuesday night just before 10:30 in the 700 block of Coble Drive, Tallahassee police say a robber shot 30 year old Jason West in both legs.

Somehow West managed to still get to a neighbors home for help. The neighbor, who did not want to be identified says he was watching a movie when he heard a knock at the door.

He says, "I opened the screen door and asked Mr. West was he OK, what happened. He indicated he had been shot, I returned to the house to grab towels to assist him and at that time he had collapsed."

The neighbor says he talked to West, who is being treated at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, and he says he is in good condition.

At last check, the suspect is still on the loose.

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UPDATED 1.18.2012 by Julie Montanaro

A Tallahassee man ran to his neighbors for help after someone burst into his home and shot him.

It happened on Coble Drive just before 10:30 Tuesday night.

You can still see blood on the front doorstep and a hole in the door where someone may have tried to kick it in. There also appear to be two bullet holes in the front window.

Tallahassee Police say the robber (or robbers) shot 30 year old Jason West in both legs. At last word he was hospitalized in good condition.

"It was a couple of gunshots and I heard them. They were very loud and I feel like when people is out doing their dirt, I don't think they should bring it to a neighborhood where there is kids," a neighbor said.

Witnesses say West ran across the street to get help. A neighbor called 911 and helped to apply pressure to West's gunshot wounds until paramedics arrived.

Tallahassee Police have not yet made an arrest or divulged a motive.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.
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Tallahassee, Florida - January 18, 2012 -

The Tallahassee Police Department is currently investigating an alleged home invasion that occurred last night at 715 Coble Drive at approximately 10:22pm. The victim, Jason West, was shot in both legs by an unknown suspect or suspects and is currently at a local hospital recovering from his injuries.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Tallahassee Police Department at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS (8477). Remember Crime Stoppers does not want your name, just your information. You could be eligible for a reward up to $1000.

Victim- Jason D. West Black Male DOB: 12/22/81


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