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Two males charged with murder in incident near Keith, Liberty St.; juvenile victim dies

Posted at 10:57 PM, Jan 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-28 12:28:28-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Two males are in custody following a shooting that led to the death of a male juvenile near Keith Street and Liberty Street just before 9 p.m. Thursday.

According to a Facebook post by the Tallahassee Police Department on Friday, Javontea Williams, age 18, was charged with first degree murder, while Nathan Porter, 17, was charged with third degree murder.

According to a post on the Tallahassee Police Department Facebook page, Williams and the victim were attempting to conduct an illegal drug transaction with Porter.

During the exchange, the victim and Williams attempted to rob Porter with a firearm. Porter, who also had a firearm, shot the male juvenile, and left the scene.

The Tallahassee Police Department notes its officers arrived at the scene and located the victim suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he died from the injuries. Williams and Porter were taken into custody.

Combined with evidence found at the scene and statements provided by Williams and Porter, both were charged.

One man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a shooting near the intersection of Keith and Liberty Street Thursday night, according to the Tallahassee Police Department.

TPD said in a release that the shooting happened around 8:45 p.m. and that currently one suspect has been detained in connection with the incident.

The shooting remains an ongoing investigation, with more updates being provided as more information becomes available.

TPD asks anyone who may have witnessed the incident, but did not speak with an officer on scene, to please call TPD at 850-891-4200. They may also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.