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Tallahassee teen facing adult charges in connection to Stearns Street shooting

Police say teen, four others involved in attack
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Posted at 3:24 PM, Dec 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 06:59:35-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) — A 16-year-old is facing adult charges for attempted first degree murder in connection to the shooting at Urban Enclave Apartments that occurred earlier this month.

According to court documents, officers responded to an attempted homicide at the Urban Enclave Apartments on Dec.8.

Police say 16-year-old Delante Burch and four others were standing outside of Stearns Street when they saw a delivery driver returning to her car.

Burch approached the victim from behind and shot her seven times, according to police. The victim was transported to a local hospital immediately after the shooting.

During the investigation, officers were able to get access to the apartment complex's surveillance footage and identify the suspects.

Based on the evidence, Burch was arrested and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center.

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

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


A 16-year-old is behind bars in connection to the shooting at Urban Enclave Apartments last Sunday.

Police said Delante Burch and four others were standing outside of 1001 Stearns Street when they saw a delivery driver returning to her car. TPD said Burch approached her from behind and shot her seven times. The victim was transported to the hospital. She's expected to be okay.

Burch is facing charges for attempted first-degree murder, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a firearm by a delinquent and violation of probation.

Investigators are still looking for the other four suspects involved. If you know anything or recognize the other people in the picture above, call (850) 891-4200 or Crimestoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.