Two charged with attempted murder in home invasion on Wabash Trail

Tyree Tillman
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By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
May 17, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – A man and a teenager have been arrested following a break-in at a residence on Wabash Trail, where gunfire was exchanged between the suspects and the homeowner.

Around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, officers with the Tallahassee Police Department responded to the 2300 block of Wabash Trail for a home invasion.

The homeowner told police their vehicle had been stolen earlier in the week, with their handgun and the keys to the house still inside. According to TPD, the suspects used the victim's stolen house key to enter the residence.

The victim said they saw that the two suspects were armed, so they grabbed their semi-automatic rifle and fired shots at the alleged intruders.

The police department says the suspects fired their weapons at the homeowner while running out of the home, leaving behind clothing, jewelry and a stolen handgun. The suspects then drove away from the scene in a stolen Toyota Camry.

Around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, officers were called to the 3000 block of South Adams Street for a teenager suffering from a gunshot wound. The 16-year-old boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Later that morning, officers recovered the stolen Toyota Camry near the home of Tyree Tillman, 20. Investigators searched the vehicle and found blood and spent shell casings matching those found at the scene of the home invasion.

According to arrest documents, officers searched Tillman's residence and uncovered items from other recent burglaries, ammunition and two handguns, one of which had been reported stolen.

Following an investigation, Tillman and the 16-year-old boy were arrested for the home invasion. They have both been charged with burglary with person assaulted and attempted murder with a firearm.

A man also living in Tillman's home, 18-year-old Jaylin Baldwin, was arrested for possession of weapon or ammo by a Florida delinquent during the initial search.

By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
May 14, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – The Tallahassee Police Department confirms it responded to a shooting incident early Tuesday morning.

TPD says around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, officers were called to a home in the 2300 block of Wabash Trail for a break-in.

The homeowner told officers that armed suspects had entered the residence. The victim fired several shots at the suspects and they fled from building.

The case has been assigned to the Violent Crimes Unit. Investigators are asking anyone with information about the case to please call them at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.

Jaylin Baldwin

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