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Shots fired at quiet Fort Braden neighborhood

Published: Oct. 28, 2021 at 5:40 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Shots were fired at a quiet neighborhood in the Fort Braden community early Thursday morning.

The Leon County Sheriff’s office said at least nine homes and several cars were hit by bullets near the 1800 block of Rodrique Lane.

LCSO said they received a call about shots fired a little before 9 A.M. Thursday morning.

“According to witnesses the suspect came out of his home, got into a confrontation with a neighbor and was acting erratic and then started firing shots at homes in the area,” said LCSO spokesperson, Shonda Knight.

Investigators confirm the suspect lives in a home on Rodrique Lane.

“Although there have been homes and vehicles impacted, we’re grateful that no actual individuals were injured in the process as we’ve seen so far in our investigation,” said Knight.

Neighbors who live in the Whispering Pines neighborhood said nothing like this has ever happened before.

“It’s usually a pretty quiet neighborhood but you never know what’s going to happen in the morning, I guess,” said Sammy Stewart.

Stewart has lived in the neighborhood for about 10 years. He tells WCTV he heard the gunfire Thursday morning.

“I just thought it was somebody…you know shooting in a gun range or firing practice, and next thing I know there is a bunch of police coming in,” he said.

Meanwhile the suspect, Kevin Poppell, faces attempted homicide charges and possible other pending charges.

Poppell was arrested on the scene was booked into the Leon County jail.

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