The Tallahassee Police Department apprehended a suspect on Tuesday in connection with a stabbing that tragically led to the death of the esteemed director of student activities at Florida A&M University, Andre Green.
Benjamin Morgan, aged 30, was taken into custody on charges of both homicide and grand theft of a motor vehicle. During his initial court appearance on Wednesday, Judge William Gary ordered that he be held without bail at the Leon County Detention Facility.
An update provided online by the TPD stated, “Investigation has revealed that Morgan and the victim were acquainted with each other. Additionally, the victim had recently taken various measures to enhance the security of his residence, including the purchase of a security camera just an hour before his untimely demise.”
As per the TPD, friends of Andre Green grew concerned on the afternoon of August 1st when he didn’t show up for work. Upon arriving at his apartment in the Rolling Hills Apartments on John Knox Road, they discovered the door slightly open. Upon entering, they tragically found Green deceased.
Presently, no further details about the circumstances of the incident are available, and court documents related to the case have not yet been released to the public.
Morgan has had several interactions with the county jail since 2018, facing charges ranging from aggravated battery and vehicle theft to drug possession.
On July 18th, Morgan was arrested for allegedly stealing his girlfriend’s car and driving it to South Georgia, later returning it with body damage, according to court records. He was released from jail about a week later after posting a $1,000 bond.
In 2018, he was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery on a pregnant woman in connection with a domestic incident. The victim told police that Morgan beat her up and threatened her with a kitchen knife. However, he was tried and acquitted, according to court records.
Green’s tragic killing marked the third homicide within a 24-hour period last week. Two separate shootings occurred in the Frenchtown and Griffin Heights area.
The first shooting took place on Monday afternoon inside the Time Saver convenience store on Alabama Street, resulting from an argument between two men. An arrest was made the following day.
The second incident occurred on Tuesday morning on Dent Street, a residential road. Detectives initially detained one suspect but released him shortly after.
Green was fondly remembered by students and colleagues as a “creative genius” who consistently went the extra mile.
His funeral is scheduled for this weekend in Marianna. The public viewing will take place on Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church on Orange Street. The celebration of his life is set for Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rivertown Community Church on Lafayette Street.