FAMU security camera footage used in basketball court shooting investigation
FAMU said surveillance footage helped TPD identify the vehicle used in the alleged crime.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Florida A&M University says security camera footage from a shooting on an outdoor basketball court played a key role in the arrest of two suspects connected to the case.
As WCTV has reported, one man was killed and another four were injured when a gunman opened fire on November 27. Da’Vhon Young and Chedderick Thomas both made court appearances this week, and each are facing one count of first-degree homicide and four counts of attempted homicide.
In a news release coming just a little more than a week after the incident, FAMU said surveillance footage from the basketball court helped TPD identify the vehicle used in the alleged crime.
TPD said the shooting stemmed from an argument on social media, and they do not believe the man who was killed was the intended target.
FAMU Police Chief Terence Calloway said footage from campus cameras provided important leads in the case.
“Without that camera system, we would be still trying to put the pieces together,” Calloway said.
TPD confirmed to WCTV that security footage from the university played an important role in the investigation, and their detectives are continuing to investigate.
“These arrests are a testament to the incredible collaboration between agencies and the extensive investigative work to identify the suspects involved in this shooting. Through surveillance footage provided by FAMU Police, detectives identified the suspect vehicle and explored additional leads which were crucial in this case,” TPD said.
Since the shooting, the FAMU PD said they’ve added a couple of additional cameras to the campus.
This will allow them to see different views of the rec center area, which gives them a closer look at what’s taking place on both sides of the basketball courts.
They also plan to install a license plate reader soon so they can catch every vehicle as they come in and out of the one-way parking lot.
Calloway said that the collaboration between FAMU and TPD led to the arrest of the suspects.
“The apprehension of both these young men. The driver and the shooter bring some justice, it doesn’t bring the young man back but it does bring some justice and lets people know they can still have faith in their local police,” said FAMU Police Chief Terence Calloway.
The university has since removed hoops from the court as it reviews security measures on campus.
Editor’s Note: On December 7 & 8, 2022, WCTV aired a story regarding the events leading to the arrest of Da’vhon Young, Jr. in connection with a shooting that occurred at FAMU. In that story, we included a mug shot of Da’vhon Young, Sr. Da’vhon Young, Sr. has not been arrested in connection with the shooting at FAMU.
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