Tallahassee Police Investigating Second Homicide in Frenchtown Area

Tallahassee Police Investigating Second Homicide in Frenchtown Area

The Tallahassee Police Department is currently investigating a second homicide in the Frenchtown area, which occurred within a span of less than 24 hours.

As of Tuesday morning, law enforcement officers have apprehended one suspect for questioning, as stated in a TPD incident alert posted on social media. The investigation is ongoing and active.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers found an adult male with a gunshot wound in the roadway and promptly provided medical assistance. Regrettably, the victim succumbed to his injuries on-site.

Meanwhile, the victim’s family observed from under a nearby tree as detectives conducted their work and eventually moved the covered body into a waiting van.

The shooting took place in the residential 600 block of Dent Street, a location less than two miles away from another fatal shooting that occurred on Monday afternoon. In that incident, a man was shot and killed in broad daylight at the Time Saver convenience store on Alabama Street.

Heather Merritt, the spokesperson for TPD, stated that there is no indication that the two cases are related or connected.

Detectives urge anyone who witnessed the incident but did not speak with an officer at the scene to come forward and provide information by calling 850-891-4200. Alternatively, anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

This unfortunate incident marks at least the 51st serious shooting in the city and county this year, based on an analysis of gun violence by the Tallahassee Democrat. Since the start of 2023, there have been 13 fatalities and 39 injuries reported due to gun-related incidents.

Within the past two months, nine of these fatalities occurred. Notably, just last week, a woman and her sister were killed by an ex-boyfriend, who subsequently engaged in a chase with the police across multiple counties and ultimately took his own life on a Facebook live stream.

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