UPDATE: Guilty verdict for men accused of killing innocent bystander at Time Saver convenience store

Tallahassee Police believe gang rivalries caused the 2020 drive-by shooting
A mural outside Time Saver honors innocent bystander Centel Deshazier, 40, who was fatally...
A mural outside Time Saver honors innocent bystander Centel Deshazier, 40, who was fatally shot at the store in 2020.(Sam Thomas)
Published: Sep. 21, 2023 at 4:35 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2023 at 8:24 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - A jury has found two men guilty as charged for killing an innocent bystander in a shooting outside the Time Saver convenience store in 2020.

Jurors deliberated for nearly six hours Thursday before finding both 24-year-old Javon Peterson and 21-year-old Shawnnomarie Barr guilty of first degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.

Peterson was automatically sentenced to life in prison.

Barr, who was 17 at the time of the shooting, will be sentenced in December.

Peterson and Barr were on trial this week for a deadly drive-by shooting in which three people were shot outside the Alabama Street store on August 21, 2020.

Two of the men, who Tallahassee Police believe were targets in the shooting, survived the attack. But the third man, innocent bystander Centel Deshazier, 40, was killed.

The shooting was the result of a long-running feud between Northside and Southside gangs, according to TPD.

A third suspect, La’Darrius Campbell, entered a plea to accessory charges soon after the shootings, court records show.

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