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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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  • by Stacey on May 30, 2012 at 06:18 AM
    SO I GUESS IF A WHITE MAN ROBS A BLACK MAN HE IS NOT A THUG EITHER!! wow! y'al do & say too much negative & absurd statements about black people being thugs when they commit crimes. NEWSFLASH: WHITES DO IT TOO!!
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      by yup on May 30, 2012 at 08:30 AM in reply to Stacey
      whites do commit these crimes however if you were to look at the arrest page it looks awful dark to me.you may also want to read the top headlines before you post.i think i saw one white person on there.
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        by Stacey on May 30, 2012 at 02:06 PM in reply to yup
        YES U SAW ONLY THE WHITE PERSON BEING ROBBED NOT DOING THE ROBBING!
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      by Question on May 30, 2012 at 10:48 AM in reply to Stacey
      Stacy, why is it that we never see black people having white people do home invasions. Why is that we never see black people having this problem with white people and if you saw an epidemic of that all of a sudden would you consider the white people to be committing hate crimes against the black they did home invasions on. Would you consider that as a black person a reason to take to the street with sign in hand demanding justice for the black home owners being attacked by the white home invaders
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        by Stacey on May 30, 2012 at 07:17 PM in reply to Question
        I have no idea! Ask that question to George Zimmerman lmao! Or since you think you know all th answers you can answer it yourself or ASK the narrow-minded people in this forum they might be of better assistance. lol I will never try to figure out why races are acting the way they do. I'll let God handle it in my prayers. Seems like He's the only 1 that will solve it NOT man...
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          by Bingo on May 31, 2012 at 12:23 PM in reply to Stacey
          Stacey, thank you very much for so clearly illustrating a big part of the problem. You should get someone capable of rational thought processes to read you back what you have posted. I'd explain it to you, but I have no desire to humiliate you publicly. You clearly already have a plate full of personal problems.
  • by really? on May 30, 2012 at 05:38 AM
    so everytime a black person gets killed by another race its a hate crime, but if a white kills a black he was a really nice guy and theres more to the story? on another page the young man who killed the three ppl in a car accident is a murderer, but the thug that got shot by another thug were good ppl? come on now, want to stop the racist crude remarks? call a spade a spade, pun intended!
  • by Hey Location: tally on May 30, 2012 at 04:34 AM
    Some white people are so stupid sometimes.The things they say about every black man being a thug.SMH.I see will Bin Laden hated whites and i can't blame him.
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      by John on May 30, 2012 at 06:23 AM in reply to Hey
      I have the same problem with Muslims as I do with some African Americans. Its obvious a small portion of the Muslim population act as terrorists, but the majority doesn't speak out against it nor do they try to prevent it. They don't speak bad against the extremists, they just go along with their lives and act like its not a problem. Week in and week out all you hear about is crime committed by black people in our community, look at the arrest reports, read the news. Yes, its a small percentage of the overall population committing the crimes, but what are people like you doing about it? Speaking out against people who state the obvious?? Get a grip on your people!
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        by Hey on May 30, 2012 at 08:29 AM in reply to John
        Hey john u are right.I was wrong for my comment.But who is us to judge one another.As long as we live their are going to be good and evil.Every one has their own mind and life to live.IF U LIVE BY THE SWORD U GOING TO DIE BY THE SWORD.Everyone living human on dis earth going to die oneday.Every one have a date with death.No matter how u die u are dead.So a thug,a business man,a lawyer,a president or what every if ur pumps u going to die one day.Hey we can't stop a person for wanting to go to hail right.
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        by truth on May 30, 2012 at 12:46 PM in reply to John
        so by your reasoning all white people are back woods red neck country bumpkins who marry their kin!!!!
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      by TallyVoter. on May 30, 2012 at 06:53 AM in reply to Hey
      You are right. There is a great difference between a black street thug dealing in crime and say, someone like Ammons at Famu. Ammons wears a tie.
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      by news flash on May 30, 2012 at 08:28 AM in reply to Hey
      umm bin laden hated you too. you are an official idiot. if i had a certificate i would present it to you.
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      by Dummy- to the oustide world American Welfare receipients are "rich fat Cats" too. on May 30, 2012 at 11:04 AM in reply to Hey
      Wow a bin laden supported. You think Bin Laden would have liked you because you were black? Bin Laden and the other like him view "all American's" as Rich Fat Cats but keep thinking they don't think that about you because you have a darker skin. They think that about you too. To people that live in true 3rd world poverty all Americans including the welfare recipients are "rich fat cats" You are so self absorbed in your own perceive racial economic unfairness that you can not see that to the out side world you welfare recipients with your free healthcare and 550.00 a month checks are perceived as rich spoil fat cats to them. They have nothing. No running water, no roads, no school, you have free food, free housing, free healthcare, free money you don't get to them how lucky you seem. You are a spoil brat and they probably dislike you more than the other Americans because you welfare recipients are the one least appreciative of your abundance of wealth.
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        by Hey on May 30, 2012 at 01:48 PM in reply to Dummy- to the oustide world American Welfare receipients are "rich fat Cats" too.
        Yes i supported Bin Laden.He never done nothing to me or my family.In Dummy I am 27 in never been on welfare.I have capital health plan,Colonial and a job,plus my own house and about to be a millionaire soon.U need to borrow some money let me know.That funny.
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          by Anonymous on May 30, 2012 at 04:59 PM in reply to Hey
          You will not be a Millionaire when his people finishing deliberately bankrupting are economy by spending it so far in to debt we can never recover in a deliberate effort destroy capitalism. You will not be a millionaire when socialism replace your capitalist society that gives you the financial freedom you now have. All that is going away my friend. Nobody that gets on TV and scream "gd America is your friend" You are a dummy. They are snowing you. They do not like you. They are making you think that so you will continue to vote for them
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          by Amazed on May 30, 2012 at 05:43 PM in reply to Hey
          If you supported that murderer then you don't belong here. Take your millions (yeah right) and move in with what is left of his murdering friends. You belong there, not here.
  • by BONNIE LASHY on May 30, 2012 at 04:14 AM
    OBVIOUSLY some people haven't learned if you dont have something nice to say dont say anything at all. Be a part of the solution not the problems. Only an extremely ignorant person will get on here judging and making derogatory comments. If hurting and insulting others during there time of tragedy gets you off apparently your life has to be pretty miserable. I pray for all the families affected may God comfort and keep you for everybody knows tragedy strikes everywhere from the suburbs to urban areas no where is exempt!GOD BLESS! =)
  • by sam on May 29, 2012 at 08:16 PM
    I actually thought the dude had sugar in his tank...
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      by Stacey on May 30, 2012 at 04:12 AM in reply to sam
      & your point would be?! He & everybody is still hman beings. Their lifestyle is theirs to live not yours so it doesn't matter if he was or wasn't. NO SIN IS GREATER THAN THE OTHER! & HE THAT IS WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRSY STONE! =)
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        by Anonymous on May 30, 2012 at 07:05 AM in reply to Stacey
        Even you nonsensical Bible can spell better than you.
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          by Stacey on May 30, 2012 at 02:08 PM in reply to
          THOSE WERE TYPOS NOT MISSPELLINGS! BIG DIFFERENCE. COMPUTERS & CELLPHONES TEND TO DO THAT! WHEN TYPING FAST
  • by jack on May 29, 2012 at 08:05 PM
    Im a LEO that knew this kid. What a kind hearted soul. T here is more to this.. great kid!!!
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      by dilligas06 on May 30, 2012 at 02:52 AM in reply to jack
      He is a good one now.
  • by @dee on May 29, 2012 at 07:38 PM
    Jawari was a 100lbs at best. He couldn't tie up a paper bag..
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      by Anonymous on May 30, 2012 at 07:05 AM in reply to @dee
      He was such a nice kindly thug.
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        by truth on May 30, 2012 at 12:48 PM in reply to
        just like you "a thug"
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      by Anonymous on May 30, 2012 at 05:45 PM in reply to @dee
      Then he was pretty stupid to break into someone else's home.
  • by Anon on May 29, 2012 at 07:25 PM
    Only in Tallahassee where stupid people do stupid things only to have other stupid people comment about it.
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      by Anonymous on May 30, 2012 at 06:53 AM in reply to Anon
      Just like you, and me.
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      by NOMNOM on May 30, 2012 at 01:40 PM in reply to Anon
      Welcome to the internet.
  • by BONNIE LASHAY on May 29, 2012 at 05:56 PM
    OBVIOUSLY some people haven't learned if you dont have something nice to say dont say anything at all. Be a part of the solution not the problems. Only an extremely ignorant person will get on here judging and making derogatory comments. If hurting and insulting others during there time of tragedy gets you off apparently your life has to be pretty miserable. I pray for all the families affected may God comfort and keep you for everybody knows tragedy strikes everywhere from the suburbs to urban areas no where is exempt! GOD BLESS
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      by Anonymous on May 29, 2012 at 08:05 PM in reply to BONNIE LASHAY
      Some people just can't remember that they're on a NEWS site and not their Facebook page or a funeral memorial site. This is a news story, current events occurring in our town.
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        by BONNIE LASHY on May 30, 2012 at 03:39 AM in reply to
        AND YOUR POINT IS!!!?
  • by Malcolm on May 29, 2012 at 05:17 PM
    This is what happens when jealousy happens & we think we can live a double life. A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways. If I was in the situation I'd nevr kill the robber. If the robber hasa gun please believe they can get whatever they want then I will call the popo lol
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      by Anonymous on May 30, 2012 at 04:11 AM in reply to Malcolm
      the homeowners done a great job. you come force your way into my house and try to take what I work hard for and I will shoot and kill you to. It's time to take care of yourself. the law will not and can not protect you.
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        by Malcolm on May 30, 2012 at 06:14 AM in reply to
        DIFFERENT STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS! I WILL DEFEND MYSELF BUT IT'S WAYS OF DOING IT BESIDES KILLING THE PERSON WHO IS ROBBING YOU.
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