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Suspects charged with attempted murder in Wabash Trail home invasion

Posted: 7:35 AM, May 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-17 10:32:47Z
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Authorities say a man and a teenager are facing felony charges after being connected to the home invasion that occurred on Wabash Trail.

The Tallahassee Police Department arrested Tyree Tillman, 20, and a 16-year-old male on Friday.

Police say an investigation revealed that the victim’s vehicle was reported stolen and recovered days before the incident, with the victim’s handgun and keys to his home still missing.

Documents say the suspects used the victim’s key that was stolen two days prior, to enter the home on Wednesday morning.

When the victim noticed the suspects were inside his home, he became fearful and went and grabbed his own gun to fire several shots at the suspects.

TPD says the suspects then began to shoot at the victim while they ran out the home, leaving behind clothing, jewelry and a stolen handgun on scene.

After the incident, the suspects were last seen fleeing in a stolen Toyota Camry, according to documents.

Approximately one hour after the incident, Officers received a call in regards to a person suffering from a gunshot wound near South Adams Street.

Authorities say the patient was identified as the 16-year-old suspect and was taken to a local hospital.

Later that same morning, officers found the stolen vehicle near Tillman’s residence.

When investigators searched the vehicle, they found blood and shell casings, matching those found at the original crime scene.

TPD says an additional search of Tillman’s home revealed property from other recent burglaries, along with ammunition and two guns, one of which had been reported stolen.

During the investigation, authorities also found probable cause to arrest 18-year-old Jaylin Baldwin, who lived with Tillman, for possession of a firearm by a Florida delinquent.

Based on the evidence and consultation with the State Attorney’s Office, officers found probable cause to arrest Tillman and the 16-year-old suspect.

The teenager was released from the hospital and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center on attempted murder and burglary charges.

WTXL has chosen not to identify the juvenile that was arrested.

Police say both Tillman and Baldwin were transported to the Leon County Detention Center. Tillman is being held without bond on attempted murder and burglary charges.

TPD says this is still an active investigation and police will provide more information when it becomes available.

The Tallahassee Police Department is currently investigating an early morning home invasion robbery.

TPD says officers responded to a shooting near the 2300 block of Wabash Trail at approximately 3:37 a.m. on Tuesday.

When officers arrived on scene they learned that armed suspects had entered a home. Authorities say the victim fired several shots at the suspects before they fled from the residence.

At this time officers are investigating the scene and have assigned this case to the Violent Crimes Unit.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this case to please call them at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.

We have a reporter headed to the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.