Man shot dead in broad daylight at Tallahassee convenience store Monday

The shooting happened at Time Saver on the northwest end of the capital city
Deadly daylight shooting at Tallahassee convenience store
Published: Jul. 31, 2023 at 4:57 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 31, 2023 at 11:52 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - A man died after he was shot in broad daylight at a Tallahassee convenience store on the northwest side of the capital city Monday afternoon, according to Tallahassee Police.

Officers found a man with a gunshot wound at about 3:15 p.m. inside Time Saver, a market at 1412 Alabama Street, TPD said in a statement. Officers attempted to render aid, but the man died from his injuries, according to police.

No arrests have been made, and investigators are looking into this case as a homicide, TPD said in a statement.

This shooting makes July the deadliest month for gun violence in the capital city area this year, according to a WCTV internal tracker of shootings and gun violence. Five people have died in four fatal shootings this month, including two sisters in a double homicide just eight days ago.

Leaders, concerned citizens flock to the crime scene

Nearly a dozen TPD vehicles and a forensics van responded to the scene Monday. And dozens of civilians also flooded the scene as news of the shooting spread.

Additionally, community leaders, pastors and gun violence prevention advocates turned out Monday evening. About 20 gathered in a circle in front of the Time Saver store Monday just after 6 p.m. to pray.

Many of those heading up these prayers have held similar events in response to recent gun violence in and around the capital city. Last week, Faith Leaders in Florida met in Tallahassee to pray and stand against gun violence in the area. And a Crime Prevention Task Force mobilized about two weeks ago to discuss recent shootings and look for solutions.

Another deadly shooting took place at Time Saver three years ago

The homicide Monday occurred just weeks before a trial related to another fatal shooting at Time Saver that took place almost exactly three years ago.

Multiple men are facing charges related to an August 2020 drive-by shooting at the Alabama Street store that killed innocent bystander Centel “Po Boy” Deshazier, 40, and injured an 18-year-old and a 21-year-old.

Javon Peterson is charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder related to the shooting. His trial is set to begin on September 18. And La’Darrius Campbell is charged as an accessory, but a trial date has not been set, according to court records.

A third man was also arrested in 2021 in connection to the 2020 shooting on one count of second-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a delinquent in relation to shooting.

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