Arrest made in Orange Avenue shooting from May
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The Tallahassee Police Department says it has arrested an 18-year-old man in connection to a shooting at a gas station on Orange Avenue that happened on May 8.
Nyquze Hall faces charges of attempted second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a delinquent, arrest records show.
The probable cause affidavit says TPD officers responded to a report of a shooting at 1410 W Orange Ave. around 10 p.m. that day. The victim, who had run to Lake Munson Street for help after they were shot in the back, was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
The affidavit says the gas station’s surveillance cameras captured the shooting, and officers spoke to the victim at TMH to get their account of the incident.
The victim told police he was with a group of friends who walked to the gas station with him. Hall exited a white minivan parked at a gas pump and approached the group when they were in the parking lot. He asked them who they were and where they were from, according to the victim. The victim started to walk away from Hall, and Hall tried to pistol-whip him, but the victim dodge it because his friends warned him about the attack, the affidavit says.
The victim then told Hall he would fight him only if Hall put the gun away, but Hall hit him in the head with the gun. The affidavit says Hall can be seen on the surveillance video chasing the victim and the group across the front of the store and shooting once at the victim.
“A fired cartridge case was located in the area where the suspect fired one round at the fleeing victim,” the affidavit says.
As Hall ran south on Cypress Lake Street, a woman drove the minivan away from the scene and another woman, who came out of the minivan during the fight, also ran away on Cypress Lake Street, the affidavit says.
The affidavit says Hall was identified as a possible suspect during the investigation, and he matched the physical description. Additionally, when the surveillance video was compared to official photos of Hall, “they were indeed the same person,” the affidavit says.
A week after the shooting, Hall’s mother was involved in an unrelated TPD investigation, and officers noticed she drove a white minivan identical to the one at the gas station the night of the shooting. Investigators learned the minivan was a rental from Enterprise, and the traffic monitoring devices indicated the vehicle was in the area of the shooting at the times consistent with the surveillance video.
Investigators also found old social media posts of Hall showing off a pistol that had a mounted light, similar to one found at the scene.
Hall was arrested Thursday, June 17 at 4:20 p.m. He was taken to the Leon County Jail.
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