Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting at University Courtyard Apartments in Tallahassee

Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting at University Courtyard Apartments in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A man has been arrested by the Tallahassee Police Department in connection with a fatal shooting that took place at the University Courtyard Apartments on July 8th.

The individual in question has been identified as Solomon Sadiq, a 22-year-old. According to the TPD, Sadiq knocked on an apartment door and was met by a 10-year-old girl.

Allegedly, he entered the residence under the pretense of needing to charge his phone. Once inside, the girl and other children in the home sought refuge in a bedroom, and the girl contacted her parents, who were out shopping at the time.

Upon returning home, the parents discovered Sadiq in the apartment hallway. It was then that he reportedly fired his weapon, resulting in the death of an as-yet-unnamed victim. Following the incident, Sadiq fled the scene, as confirmed by the police. Authorities have also clarified that Sadiq and the victim were not acquainted with each other.

After conducting an investigation, law enforcement officers were able to identify Solomon Sadiq as the murder suspect. At the time of his arrest, officers discovered that he was in possession of a stolen firearm and even made an attempt to seize a weapon from one of the arresting officers.

Sadiq is now facing charges of homicide, grand theft of a firearm, an attempt to disarm a law enforcement officer, and resisting arrest without violence.

This particular incident marks the 50th shooting in the city of Tallahassee in 2023, according to WCTV’s internal shooting tracker.

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