Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

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

On 12/25/2010 at approximately 11:30PM arrestee Rufus Jones and Victim were at S. Bahama Dr. Jones is the son of the primary resident and the Victim is her boyfriend. Jones and Victim became involved in an argument.

Jones had previously armed himself with a Glock model 21 .45 caliber handgun. Jones had the Glock concealed in his jacket. Jones removed the Glock from his jacket and shot at Victim three times as Victim was walking away from him.

One of the shots fired by Jones struck Victim in the upper back. The round entered into Victim' upper back and exited the front of his chest. Victim suffered an injury to his upper torso as the bullet entered and exited. Victim did not die as a result of the gunshot.

Jones fled the scene and discarded the Glock in some bushes in the front yard at 810 S. Bahama Dr.

The Glock was recovered in the bushes in front of 810 S. Bahama Dr. Jones led responding officers to the location of the Glock.

The Glock was bearing serial number NYF818. This firearm was reported stolen on 6/29/2010 by the Leon County Sheriff's Office, reference LCSO case number 10-139055. The serial number on the Glock had been partially filed off.

Jones returned to the scene and confessed to shooting Victim. Jones was arrested and transported LCJ.

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