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LCSO: Shooting victims held armed suspect down after he opened fire with shotgun

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Posted at 8:57 AM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 16:00:34-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla.(WTXL) — A 63-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after deputies say he shot two people with a shotgun at a home on Scribner Road.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office says they were called to a home in the 5300 block of Scribner Road around 7:48 AM Thursday in response to a person who had been shot.

One of the victims told dispatchers the suspect still had a gun and another victim, who had also been shot, was holding the suspect down.

When they arrived, deputies surrounded the house while one of the victims kept communicating with dispatchers. Deputies used a shield to get into the home, rescue the victims and put the suspect in custody after disarming him.

Through an investigation, deputies began to piece together what led to the shooting. They say the suspect, 63-year-old William Edenfield, lives with one of the victims.

At some point, the second victim came to the home to check on Edenfield and the other victim. During this encounter, deputies say Edenfield got angry, got a shotgun from inside the home and fired one round towards one victim, in turn, hitting both victims with bullets.

That's when LCSO says a "struggle" ensued, ultimately ending with one victim holding Edenfield down, with the shotgun, until deputies arrived.

Deputies say both victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital. One victim was released while the other remains hospitalized.

Edenfield, a convicted felon, was arrested and transported to the Leon County Detention Facility. He has been charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Battery with Deadly Weapon, and Possession of Weapon by Felon.


The Leon County Sheriff's Office is investigating after two people were shot on Scribner Road.

The shooting happened Thursday morning on Scribner Road.

Deputies say the shooting was related to a domestic violence incident involving three people.

During the incident, two people were shot and transported to hospital with non-life threatening.

LCSO says the suspect is in custody.

Authorities have not released any other details at this time.