TPD arrest one in Wednesday night apartment shooting

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
July 10, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- In recently released arrested documents, the Tallahassee Police Department says Wednesday's fatal shooting at the Hub Apartment complex was a marijuana deal gone wrong.

According to arrest records, TPD responded to the shooting near building eight of the complex at 6:42 p.m. where they found a man, Jabari Gilbert, dead in a black Expedition from gunshot wounds.

Officials say they found a second victim, who was taken to a local hospital after suffering critical injuries from gunfire. TPD says the victim, a 17-year-old girl, is expected to survive.

Authorities say arriving officers located three individuals, including 22-year-old Robert Simmons, Jr., attempting to flee the scene, but officials detained them and questioned them about the events of the evening.

TPD says Simmons told them in an interview that he discussed stealing marijuana from the victims, but police say he later changed his statement to saying they were going to make a marijuana sale.

According to arrest records, Simmons informed police that he entered the black Expedition and sat in the rear seat behind Gilbert.

Officials say Simmons told them once he entered the car, he took out one ounce of marijuana and the victims in the car weighed it with a small scale.

TPD says after the drugs were weighed, Simmons said Godwin pointed a gun at him and told him to get out of the car, but Simmons stated that he grabbed the gun in Godwin's hand and pointed it towards the vehicle's floor, where it fired due to a finger still being on the trigger.

Authorities say Simmons then said he was struck and scratched during his struggle over the gun.

According to Simmons' statement to police, he exited the car, ran to his apartment, retrieved a gun of his own, and saw the car backing out of the parking space it was in.

Officials say Simmons told them as the car drove away, he began firing at the back window, striking both victims inside.

Police say Simmons told them that he shot at them not because he believed they were a threat, but because he was angry about the attempted robbery.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News
July 10, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee Police Department says they have made in arrest in connection to Wednesday night's shooting at the Hub Apartment complex on Ocala Road.

Authorities say they have arrested 22-year-old Robert Simmons, Jr. on charges of homicide and attempted murder.

Officials responded to the apartment complex Wednesday night in connection to a shooting, where one was killed and another was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Authorities have not provided details on what led to the shooting, nor have identified the victims.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News
July 10, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting at the Hub Apartment complex on Ocala Road.

TPD says there are multiple crime scenes at the location across the complex.

Authorities have confirmed one fatality and another person is facing serious injuries but is in stable condition.

TPD says there is no threat to the public.

This is a developing story.



 
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