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Reginald Larose Captured, Connected to Shooting at MLK and Virginia

By: Eyewitness News; Mike Springer Email
By: Eyewitness News; Mike Springer Email

[UPDATE] Tallahassee, FL -- April 17, 2012 - Noon -

U.S. Marshals capture Reginald Larose in Sanford, Florida. Larose was booked at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Seminole County, Florida.

The Tallahassee Police Department had previously secured a warrant for Mr. Larose in connection with the shooting which occurred on April 13th on Virginia Street.

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[UPDATE] Tallahassee, FL -- April 16, 2012 - 2:15pm -

On Friday, April 13th, 2012 TPD was called to the 400 block of Virginia Street for a man who had been shot. TPD's Criminal Investigation Division and the Forensic Unit arrived on scene and took over the investigation.

Further investigation throughout the weekend by investigators, along with a positive identification of the suspect by the victim led to a warrant being issued for Reginald Larose.

Members of the Career Criminal Unit were consulted, who with the
assistance of the United States Marshal's Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, led to a possible address for Mr. Larose in Sanford, Florida.

This morning, members of the Orlando Bureau of the USMS located Mr. Larose at a residence in Sanford, where he was taken into custody without incident.

“In a case of this magnitude, the relationship between TPD and the USMS was the key to putting this dangerous criminal behind bars” said Police Chief Dennis Jones. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the USMS for their assistance in bringing this case to a close.”

Arrested: Reginald Larose

Charges:

Attempted murder
Possession of firearm during a felony
Shooting into an occupied vehicle
Possession of firearm by a delinquent

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[UPDATE] Tallahassee, FL -- April 16, 2012 - 1pm -

U.S. Marshals captured Reginald Larose in Sanford, Florida. Larose was taken into custody around 1pm. He was staying with a friend.

Stay with WCTV for updates.

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[UPDATE] Tallahassee, FL -- April 16, 2012 - Noon -

Please see the attached warrant issued for Reginald Larose in PDF format above. TPD has secured the warrant for Mr. Larose in connection with the shooting which occurred this past Friday on Virginia Street.

Mr. Larose is charged with the following:

Attempted Murder
Possession of firearm during felony
Shooting into an occupied vehicle
Possession of firearm by delinquent

TPD is asking anyone with information about this case to contact the them at (850) 891-4200 or to call Crime Stoppers at (850)574-TIPS.

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Tallahassee, FL -- April 13, 2012 --

A man was shot in broad daylight on Friday in Tallahassee's Frenchtown section

Police had Virginia Street shutdown for several hours while they were investigating their third shooting this week.

"I'm scared to walk through Frenchtown and I'd be scared for any of my friends or loved ones to be walking through here and they get shot by a bullet that wasn't meant for them, or for that matter get shot by a bullet that was meant for them," says former Frenchtown resident, Gabriel Austin.

One of those bullets hit a man on Virginia Street just before 3 p.m.. Police scoured the street for nearly two hours, checking under cars, knocking on doors and searching for evidence. It's a sight many residents here aren't used to seeing.

"I consider Frenchtown a part of my home," says Austin.

Home is what Gabriel Austin called Frenchtown for two years. As a former gang member who's working to turn his life around, Austin says he's seen plenty of violence, but not here and not like this.

"I should be able to come chill, hang out with friends, you know? Go to the park. Hang out. and not be scared to walk down the street that I'm gonna get shot," says Austin.

Austin says seeing more police out on the street may help stop some of the violence.

Police have not released the man's name or his condition. No one is under arrest at this time.

Anyone with any information is asked to call TPD at 850-891-4200

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Tallahassee, FL -- April 13, 2012 --

Tallahassee Police Department is investigating a shooting in Tallahassee that has sent one person to the hospital.

The incident happened around 3:30pm at the intersection of MLK Boulevard and Virginia Street. The name or condition of the victim is unknown, but that person was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Officials have no suspects in custody and they say it is too early to determine whether this shooting is related to recent shootings that have occurred in Tallahassee this past week.

WCTV will bring you more information as it becomes available.


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