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Police: Tallahassee teen robbed victim at gunpoint, shot at car

Posted at 2:01 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 14:01:10-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A 16-year-old boy will be tried as an adult for attempted murder charges after police say he robbed a victim, shot at his car, and then made threats to kill him on social media.

Court documents say on Feb. 24, Tallahassee Police responded to a robbery and shooting incident that occurred in the 2600 block of Mission Road.

Document say 16-year-old Zayvian Adams contacted the victim on social media asking if he wanted to meet up to smoke cannabis together. The two later met up in a complex parking lot on Mission Road.

While the teens were in the victim's car, he pulled out his share of cannabis and asked Adams where his portion of cannabis was. That's when Adams got out of the passenger seat and went to his vehicle, claiming he was going to get the cannabis, according to documents. He then came back over to the victim's window and snatched the cannabis from his hands.

When the victim got out of his car to confront him, Adams pulled out a gun and demanded the victim give him all of his belongings while threatening to kill him.

The victim told investigators he quickly got back into his car and drove away. As the victim was driving away, he heard a gunshot and glass breaking. Upon further observation, a bullet hole was found in the rear windshield of the victim's car.

During the investigation, the victim told police that Adams sent him multiple messages on social media after the incident threatening to kill him. They say one of the messages even challenged the victim to meet up at an apartment complex on Joe Louis Street.

Adams was taken into custody at Hertiage Trail Community School on March 29. On Tuesday, the state attorney's office ordered that Adams be moved into jail custody to face criminal prosecution as an adult.

Adams was transported to the Leon County Detention Facility on Wednesday. He is being charged with attempted first degree murder, attempted robbery with a firearm and criminal mischief. He is being held in jail on no bond.