Third person arrested in connection with Sunday's Quincy murder

Published: Jan. 30, 2017 at 10:09 AM EST
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QUINCY, Fla. (WCTV) -- A third person has been arrested in connection with a Sunday night murder at a Quincy apartment complex.

Quincy police say Kentrell Thomas was shot to death on a sidewalk outside of an apartment building around 8 p.m. 22-year-old Mark Williams and a 15-year-old juvenile were arrested in connection with the shooting.

Quincy police say Keveonte Montre Thomas, 18, of Tallahassee has been arrested on second degree murder charges. Police say he was working with the other two suspects in the case.

Police say the case is still active and more information will be released at a later time.

Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting is asked to call Captain Robert Mixson of the Quincy Police Department at (850) 627-0138.

By: Lanetra Bennett

January 30, 2017

QUINCY, Fla. (WCTV) -- A family is grieving the loss of a 19-year-old who was shot and killed near his home in Quincy.

"I lost my son, Kentrell Thomas." Shalaunda Green said through her tears.

Kentrell Thomas was shot and killed around 8 p.m. Sunday night at the Gadsden Arms Apartments.

"My children the best thing that ever happened to me. I miss my baby. I wish he'd come back." Said, Green.

Monday, Thomas's family members were seen standing next to the blood-stained sidewalk where he was found. The family had created a memorial in his honor.

Thomas's cousin, Jaylon Price, said, "It's real tough right now. He was like my big cousin. We did everything together growing up, running around the projects. Now he's gone. He can't come back."

Quincy Police say a 2010 Buick sped off after the shooting. Authorities eventually caught up with two suspects in Leon County.

Twenty-year-old Mark Williams, and a 15-year-old were arrested. The juvenile's name is not being released.

Thomas' grandmother, Beverly Baker, said, "I couldn't do nothing but cry. It hurts. It really hurts. I didn't look for him to leave this early. I didn't look for nobody to kill him. It really hurts."

Family members say they have no idea what the reason could be behind the shooting. "I do not know. But, I sure hope they pay for it." Baker said.

Thomas' sister, Keylasha Thomas, said, "I'm the twin of Kentrell Thomas. I lost my brother." That's all she could get out before breaking down.

The family held hands to pray while gathered on the scene Monday, saying it's the only thing to help during this difficult time.

Family says Thomas leaves behind a two-week old baby daughter.

This is an active and ongoing murder case and more information will be made available as it is obtained. Police are asking anyone who may have been a witness or have information about this case to contact Captain Robert Mixson of the Quincy Police Dept. Criminal Investigation Division at (850) 627-0138.

By: WCTV Eyewitness News

January 30, 2017

QUINCY, Fla. (WCTV) -- Two people are in jail after a teen was shot and killed at a Quincy apartment complex Sunday night.

Quincy police say Kentrell Thomas, 19, was shot and killed at the Gadsden Arms Apartments at 427 S. Stewart Street. When police arrived at the complex, they say they found him lying on the ground with a gunshot wound.

One of the suspects fired a gun from the inside of a 2010 Buick while at the apartment complex, according to police. The suspects then fled to Leon County.

Two suspects, 20-year-old Mark Williams and a minor, were arrested and booked into the Leon County Jail and Leon County Juvenile Assessment Center, respectively. Another person was initially detained but not arrested, police say.

Williams is being charged with second degree murder.

Police have not released any more details regarding a motive or circumstances of the shooting at this time, but say the investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone who may have been a witness or have information about this case is asked to contact Captain Robert Mixson of the Quincy Police Dept. Criminal Investigation Division at (850) 627-0138.