QUINCY, Fla. (WTXL) — A man and two teens have been arrested after Quincy Police received a tip that they were planning a shooting at Gadsden Arms Apartments.
The Quincy Police Department responded to an anonymous tip Wednesday evening at 6:15 p.m. that numerous suspects had a “sawed off shotgun” and other firearms at Gadsden Arms Apartments.
When they arrived, several young men began to run, police chasing after them. Police say some were seen throwing guns to the ground as they ran.
After a lengthy chase involving numerous suspects and officers, police arrested 21-year-old Jamel Trequan Jackson and two juveniles, one 17 years old and the other 15 years old. The 17-year-old is also accused of shooting up a Quincy home.
Police also found three pistols at the crime scene, two of which were stolen from Tallahassee crimes.
"This also shows the connection between crimes and criminals moving freely between Tallahassee and Quincy to commit crimes and hide," police wrote in a press release.
The sawed off shotgun was not located.
“We truly believe that our officers saved someone’s life today. Most of those arrested have serious criminal histories and some were already under investigation for other gun crimes and shootings. Parents must do a better job of controlling their teenagers by getting more information from them about who they are hanging with, where they are hanging out at and what they are doing,” said Quincy Chief Glenn Sapp.
Police say activity at the apartment complex seems to be increasing. They say they will be meeting with management soon to demand they do more to monitor the activity on their property.
Anyone with more information about this incident or any crime should contact Capt. Robert Mixson with Quincy Police CID at (850) 627-0138 or Chief Glenn Sapp.