TPD: East 3rd Avenue Death Appears to be Self Defense Case

By: Eyewitness News; Lanetra Bennett Email
By: Eyewitness News; Lanetra Bennett Email

UPDATE May 29, 2012

The Tallahassee Police Department's Criminal Investigation Unit is releasing the names of those involved in the Home Invasion Robbery at 108 East Third Ave:

Brandon Prine: Resident

Kelly Powers: Resident

Jawari Stevens: Suspect/Deceased

TPD investigators are continuing to follow up in this case. An update will be provided as it becomes available.


Tallahassee, FL -- May 25, 2012 - 3pm -

At approximately 9:57PM on May 24th, Tallahassee Patrol Officers were called to 108 East Third Avenue in reference to a reported home invasion robbery. The initial investigation revealed a black male was killed during the incident.

Members of TPD’s Violent Crimes Unit and the Forensic Unit responded to assume the investigation. The investigators and technicians are continuing to review the facts and evidence at this time, but it appears a struggle ensued between the homeowners and the suspect who came to the home demanding money, which resulted in the death of the would be robber. The case appears to be self-defense in nature.

The investigation continues and TPD is consulting with the State Attorney’s Office. The names of the victims, as well as the suspect, are being withheld at this time.


Tallahassee, FL -- May 25, 2012 - 2pm -

As of 2pm, the Tallahassee Police Department has not released any other information pertaining to the 108 East Third Avenue suspicious death investigation.


Tallahassee, FL -- May 25, 2012 - Noon -

Tallahassee Police are investigating a man's death. Officers are calling the death suspicious.

Police have given us only limited details at this time, but officers did tell Eyewitness News that just before 10:00pm on May 24th, police found a man dead at 108 East Third Avenue.

Police are not elaborating on how the man died, but just say they do consider the death suspicious. Authorities have not released the man's name as they were waiting to notify the family members.

Eyewitness News spoke with TPD Spokesman Officer Dave Northway this morning. He told us that he will let us know when they can release any more details. Of course, we will pass along the information as soon as we get it.


Tallahassee, FL -- May 25, 2012 --

Tallahassee Police are investigating suspicious death in 100 block of E. 3rd Ave.

TPD officials say they were called out to investigate shortly before 10pm on Thursday May 24.

Few details are available at this time, but anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tallahassee Police Department at (850) 891-4200.

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