Mistrial declared for man accused in deadly shooting at Dixie Drive condos

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By: Julie Montanaro | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 7, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla (WCTV) -- A mistrial has been declared in the first degree murder trial of LaPadre Sharpe.

Sharpe was on trial for a break-in and murder at a Dixie Drive condo. He's accused of kicking down the door to his ex-girlfriend's apartment back in July 2017 and then shooting and killing a man inside.

Police say 24-year-old Devin Landers tried to run but collapsed and died in the parking lot.

The jury began deliberations just before 3 p.m. Wednesday. After nearly six hours of deliberations, jurors told the judge they were hopelessly deadlocked and could not agree on a verdict.

A new trial date has not yet been set


By: Amy Robinson | WCTV Eyewitness News
July 28, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A suspect has been arrested in connection to a deadly shooting in Tallahassee earlier this week.

Friday, the Tallahassee Police Department and the U.S. Marshals announced the arrest of Lapadre Sharpe, 25, for the murder of Devin Landers, 24.

Landers died from injuries he sustained during a shooting at the Dixie Condos on Dixie Drive early Tuesday morning.

Officials say Sharpe was taken into custody in Memphis, Tennessee on Thursday evening after an exhaustive search by the U.S. Marshals.


By: Erin Lisch | WCTV Eyewitness News
July 25, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Tallahassee police confirmed that 24-year-old Devin Landers has died from injuries he sustained during a shooting at the Dixie Condos early Tuesday morning. .

The condos are located off of Dixie Drive near West Pensacola Street.

Dan Strauss said he saw the scene after the shooting occurred.

"There were no sirens, I just walked out and there were lights everywhere."

Strauss lives just a few doors down, and says he heard arguing.

"I'm pretty sure I heard him kick the door in, because there was a loud thud," said Strauss.

Landers' friends are in disbelief.

Bridgett Robinson said, "Not in a million years, I still can't put it together."

Armoni Paul added, "A lot of emotions, I was just sad and hurt by it."

The two friends said they saw Landers recently.

"I’m just trying to grasp the concept that he's really gone, and that you just seen him. That's the hard part, just seen him, just talk to him and now he's gone," said Robinson.

"I didn't think that out of all people, it would happen to him. He wasn't a bad person, he was a good person. He didn't bother anybody," said Paul.

Police classified Lander's death as a homicide, and have yet to release the identity of the suspect.

"People just don't value life like they used to, they don't think about the consequences," said Strauss.

People are now wanting answers as to who killed their beloved friend, and why.

Investigators from the TPD Victims Crime Unit are asking anyone with information on the case to come forward.

You can contact them at (850) 891-4200. If you wish to make an anonymous comment, contact Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.


By Julie Montanaro | WCTV Eyewitness News
July 25, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee Police Department has confirmed that 24-year-old Devin Landers has died from injuries he sustained during a shooting at the Dixie Condos.

Police are classifying his death as a homicide and are asking anyone with information to call Tallahassee Police at 850-891-4200 or Crime Stoppers 850-574-TIPS.


By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
July 25, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- One person sustained life threatening injuries during an early morning shooting at the Dixie Condos.

According to the Tallahassee Police Department, the shooting happened around 2:08 a.m. Tuesday at 132 Dixie Drive.

Responding officers immediately provided medical attention to a 24-year-old man, who was taken to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.

TPD's Violent Crimes Unit is interviewing all known witnesses and processing the scene.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this case to please call them at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.




 
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