FAMU student arrested in shooting near campus

FAMU student arrested in shooting at Perry Street
FAMU student arrested in shooting at Perry Street
Posted at 2:23 PM, Sep 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-22 02:25:48-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee Police Department has made an arrest in the shooting near FAMU's campus last week.

According to a probable cause document, the shooting happened on Sept. 14. The shooting occurred near FAMU at 2:45 a.m. at the intersection of Gamble Street and Perry Street.

The document says that while at the party several gunshots were fired, one of the bullets hitting victim, 19-year-old Alexus Singleton, in the face. 

As police talked to witnesses, they found out that a man, later identified as 23-year-old Akil Grace, had been standing at the intersection where the party was being held when he yelled, "Aye, they on Q grave!"

The probable cause document notes that Quinton 'Q' Langford had been killed at this location back in 2016.

Witnesses say that Grace "quickly took out his hand gun and cocked it," shooting it several times. They said that after about the fourth shot, another person in a car started shooting back. 

By time the shooting stopped, witnesses say they heard around 20 gunshots. According to the document, witnesses were not able to describe the second shooter. 

Witnesses told police they believed Grace started shooting at the party because he was upset the crowd was dancing near Langford's memorial. 

The document also noted that Grace has been involved in shooting incidents before. In April, he was shot in the foot at a pool party and in 2015, he was arrested for a shooting at TABU Night Club in 2015.

As a result of the investigation, Grace was charged with firing a weapon in public. He was arrested on Wednesday and has since bonded out of the Leon County Jail.  

According to the arrest report, Grace is currently a student at FAMU.

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