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Deputies investigate homicide in Quincy

Gadsden County Sheriff's Office logo and crime scene tape
Gadsden County Sheriff's Office logo and crime scene tape(AP/WCTV)
Published: Dec. 3, 2021 at 9:20 PM EST
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office says it is currently investigating a homicide, after responding to a call on Bradwell Road in Quincy on Friday, Dec. 3.

Very few details have been made available, but Lt. Anglie Holmes-Hightower with GCSO tells WCTV that deputies responded to the location after a 911 call was made regarding a disturbance.

It has since been revealed that the call was related to a house fire at the location.

Holmes-Hightower says several different agencies worked for about 30 minutes to put the flames out. After further investigation, a body was found inside.

GCSO identified the suspect as Antonio Emmittiran Alford on Monday, Dec. 6. He is charged with homicide, arson and tampering with evidence.

FDLE and the State Fire Marshal are assisting in the death investigation.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Previously, the sheriff’s office had said it already arrested the suspect in this incident, but deputies issued a correction to news organizations on the morning of Monday, Dec. 6.

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