Teen accused of attempted murder to be charged as an adult

Published: Apr. 18, 2019 at 7:46 AM EDT
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By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News

April 18, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – A teenage boy is facing attempted murder charges after police say he robbed the victim and then shot at his vehicle.

The State Attorney's Office confirms 16-year-old Zayvian Adams is being charged as an adult in the case.

Officers with the Tallahassee Police Department responded on February 24 to a robbery and shooting incident in the 2600 block of Mission Road.

The victim told police he had been contacted by Adams about smoking marijuana together, and they agreed to meet up. After meeting, Adams reportedly asked to see the victim's weed and then snatched it out of his hand.

When the victim got out of his car to confront Adams, the teen allegedly pulled out a handgun, demanded the victim give him all of his belongings and threatened to kill him.

According to TPD, the victim got back into his car and sped away. He then heard a gunshot and glass breaking. Officers found a bullet hole in the rear windshield.

No injuries were reported.

The victim told officers Adams sent him messages after the incident threatening to kill him, with one challenging him to meet up at an apartment complex on Joe Louis Street.

Adams was taken into custody on Wednesday following an investigation. He has been charged with attempted first degree murder, attempted robbery with a firearm and criminal mischief.

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