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Tallahassee teen facing adult charges in connection to drive-by shooting on Blair Stone Road

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Posted at 1:30 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 12:09:49-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A 17-year-old is now facing adult charges for attempted first degree murder in connection to the drive-by shooting on Blair Stone Road that happened earlier this month.

According to court documents, Tallahassee police responded to reports of a shooting that occurred in the area of Blair Stone Road on Feb.10.

During the investigation, police also discovered that the shooting was recorded on a Instagram Live account.

When officers arrived on scene, they spoke to a victim who had been shot by a someone he said he knew personally.

The victim explained that he was shot while trying to deescalate an argument between two of his friends.

The victim stated that before the argument he saw one of the girls playing with semi-automatic guns on Instagram Live with her boyfriend.

Police later identified that girl as 18-year-old Sakarra Grissom and her boyfriend as 17-year-old Jacarius Ford.

Fearful that a shooting was going to happen, police say the victim "raced" to his friend's home to warn her of a "potential shooting and not a fist fight."

The victim told officers that when he arrived at his friend's apartment, he noticed Grissom along with another person inside a black Ford SUV.

Documents say he warned his friend to stay in her apartment then left the complex. The victim reported that Grissom started following him in her vehicle and as he turned onto Blair Stone Road he heard gunshots coming from the vehicle.

Police say the victim explained that Ford was partially out of the moving vehicle while firing shots at him.

Documents say the victim's vehicle had bullet holes and a shattered windshield after being shot up.

Based on the evidence, Grissom was arrested transported to the Tallahassee Police Department.

During an interview, Grissom confessed to being involved in the shooting incident and identified the two other suspects that were also in the vehicle. Grissom also admitted that she purposely sped up while driving behind the victim so that her boyfriend, Ford, could stick his hand out the sunroof and fire eight to nine rounds.

Based on additional evidence, Ford was arrested and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center and Grissom was transported to the Leon County Detention Facility.

After further investigation, the State Attorney's Office ordered that Ford be transferred into the Leon County Detention Facility.

As of Thursday, Ford is being held in jail without bond for attempted first degree murder and possession of a firearm by a delinquent.

Grissom is also facing a felony attempted homicide charge.


An 18-year-old girl and two other teens were arrested after police say a fight filmed live on social media ended in a drive-by shooting on Blair Stone Road.

According to court documents, Tallahassee police responded to reports of a shooting that occurred in the area of Blair Stone Road on Monday.

When officers arrived on scene, they spoke to a victim who had been shot by a someone he said he knew personally.

The victim went on to explain that while he was on Instagram Live, he noticed that his friend was being picked on by two other teenagers. Police say the victim claimed he was friends with all three of the woman so he jumped in to mediate the situation.

While trying to "deescalate" the argument, the victim learned that one of his friends had given their address out.

The victim stated that before the argument he saw one of the girls playing with semi-automatic guns on Instagram Live with her boyfriend. Police later identified that girl as 18-year-old Sakarra Grissom.

Fearful that a shooting was going to happen, police say the victim "raced" to his friend's home to warn her of a "potential shooting and not a fist fight."

The victim told officers that when he arrived at his friend's apartment, he noticed Grissom along with another person inside a black Ford SUV.

Documents say he warned his friend to stay in her apartment then left the complex. The victim reported that Grissom started following him in her vehicle and as he turned onto Blair Stone Road he heard gunshots coming from the vehicle.

Police say the victim explained that Grissom's boyfriend was partially out of the moving vehicle while firing shots at him.

Documents say the victim's vehicle had bullet holes and a shattered windshield after being shot up.

After the shooting, someone living in the area of Blair Stone Road contacted law enforcement after hearing gunshots.

While officers were investigating the scene they found six .40cal cartridges on Blair Stone Road. Police say the cartridge casings were believed to have come from the weapons that Grissom was seen playing with on Instagram prior to the incident.

During the investigation, police also discovered that the shooting was recorded on a Instagram Live account.

On Tuesday, investigators were contacted by Lincoln High School Resource deputies who advised that a fight had occurred off campus.

Shortly after, officers spoke with the intended shooting victim who showed them the Instagram video of the shooting. The intended victim also was able to confirm the identities of all the suspects seen in the video.

Based on the evidence, Grissom was arrested on Tuesday and transported to the Tallahassee Police Department.

During an interview, Grissom confessed to being involved in the shooting incident and identified the two other suspects that were also in the vehicle. Grissom also admitted that she purposely sped up while driving behind the victim so that her boyfriend could stick his hand out the sunroof and fire eight to nine rounds.

After the interview, Grissom was transported to the Leon County Detention Facility. As of Wednesday, Grissom is currently in jail for a felony attempted homicide charge.

The two other juvenile suspects were also arrested. ABC 27 is choosing not to identify the underage suspects.