TPD Identifies Victim in Myers Park Homicide

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
January 6, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Tallahassee police have released the name of the victim of a New Year's Eve murder.

TPD Spokesperson David Northway told WCTV that the victim is 17-year-old Nickolas Doss.

Doss' body was found near Chapman Pond in Myers Park last Wednesday.

Deondrea Hudson was arrested for Doss' murder on Monday but had been on the run from police since fleeing from them Sunday evening.

Police say a witness told them that Hudson was driving around town celebrating with Doss and a relative. They started talking about street gangs and loyalty, when all of a sudden, Hudson shot Doss in the head.

Leon County Schools issued the following statement regarding Doss' death:

"The LCS and Godby community is saddened by the death of Nickolas Doss, Senior. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hannah-Doss family at this time. Godby will present the Hannah-Doss family with an honorary diploma for Nick Doss during their commencement ceremony in June. Crisis counselors have been made available to students and staff."


By: Lanetra Bennett
January 5, 2014

Tallahassee, FL - The suspect wanted for killing a man and dumping his body in a pond in a Tallahassee neighborhood is now behind bars.

Tallahassee Police stormed in on Hinson Apartments on Melvin Street Monday, and came out with 25-year-old Deondrea Hudson. Hudson was wanted for killing someone.

Hudson had been on the run since police say he dumped his victim's body at Chapman Pond in Myers Park, the body was found on New Year's Eve, which was also Hudson's birthday.

Police say a witness told them that Hudson was driving around town celebrating with the victim and a relative. They started talking about street gangs and loyalty, when all of a sudden, Hudson shot the victim in the head.

Officers say they spotted Hudson leaving a store around 7:15 Sunday night. They chased Hudson into the Myers Park neighborhood near Seminole and Santa Rosa Drives.

Eric Haugdahl lives in the area. He says, "About two or three seconds after I heard the police cars. I heard a crash. Almost instantly, I mean, three or four or five seconds, I heard about three, four, five gunshots. Of course then I told my wife immediately to get on the floor."

TPD says an officer shot at the car, but, Hudson jumped out and ran away.

Area resident, Susan Bechard, says, "I told my husband it's not fireworks, that's definitely something serious. So, we looked out the front of the house and that's when we saw all the lights and we knew the police was here."

Police say 21-year-old Kenny Sharpe was in the car with Hudson during the chase Sunday night. Sharpe was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Right now, he is only charged with resisting arrest.


Update: WCTV Eyewitness News
January 5, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Tallahassee Police say they've caught the suspect in a homicide that occurred at Chapman Pond in Myers park on December 31, 2014.

TPD Spokesperson David Northway confirmed that Deondrea Hudson has been captured by police.

No further details are available at this time.

WCTV will update this story as more information becomes available.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News
January 4, 2015 - 10:30pm

Around 7:15 Sunday night TPD officers were looking for a suspect in a homicide that occurred at Chapman Pond in Myers park on December 31, 2014.

Officers located who they believe to be the suspect, 26-year-old Deondrea Hudson, leaving a local store. A patrol officer began following the vehicle when the driver fled.

The officer pursued the vehicle, and performed a successful PIT maneuver at the corner of Seminole Dr and Santa Rosa Dr. The officer then exited his vehicle and gave verbal commands to the two people in the car.

Police say the officer then fired shots at the vehicle. The two occupants fled the car on foot.

Backup units and K-9 officers were called in. One of the passengers, Kenny Sharpe, was located. He was found with a gunshot wound. Sharpe is being treated for a non-life threatening injury at a local hospital.

Police say Hudson is still at large. Anyone with information should call Tallahassee Police at 850-891-2400.

The officer involved in the shooting has not been identified. He has been place on paid administrative leave.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office also says one of their deputies was involved in an accident while responding to the pursuit. The deputy's car crashed with a Dodge at South Monroe and East Magnolia. Authorities say the driver of the Dodge and the deputy were taken to TMH with minor injuries.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News
January 4, 2015 - 8:30pm

Heavy police activity has been reported near Myers Park in Tallahassee.

According to WCTV's reporter on scene, Seminole Drive has been blocked off with crime scene tape. Monroe St. is closed to southbound traffic just north of Magnolia.

Dozens of law enforcement officials from the Tallahassee Police Department and Leon County Sheriff's office are on scene, as well as the K9 unit.

Authorities have not released any information. Eyewitness News will update this story as more facts become available.


End of TPD pursuit with homicide suspect at Santa Rosa Dr and Seminole Dr
End of TPD pursuit with homicide suspect at Santa Rosa Dr and Seminole Dr
End of TPD pursuit with homicide suspect at Santa Rosa Dr and Seminole Dr


 
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