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Police: 15-year-old accidentally shot victim at Jack McLean Park while attending vigil

This is the 3rd shooting over the weekend
Posted: 6:45 AM, Sep 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-09 20:16:39-04
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A 15-year-old has been arrested after police say he accidentally fired a gun while attending a vigil at Jack McLean Park for the victim who was killed outside Regal Cinemas the day before.

The Tallahassee Police Department says they have arrested a 15-year-old in connection with the shooting at Jack McLean Park.

During TPD's investigation, they learned that several people were attending a vigil for the Regal Cinemas homicide victim when the shooting happened. While at the vigil, the 15-year-old accidentally fired a gun, hitting the victim, who was the teen's acquaintance.

The victim was immediately taken to a local hospital by other attendees.

On Monday, the 15-year-old turned himself into an SRO Deputy working at a local high school.

After consultation with the State Attorney’s Office, the 15-year-old was booked into the Juvenile Assessment Center and is being charged with possession of firearm by Florida delinquent.


The Tallahassee Police Department is investigating an overnight shooting at Jack McLean Park that sent one person to the hospital.

On Sunday at approximately 10:17 p.m., TPD responded to a shooting at Jack McLean Park at 700 Paul Russell Road. Before emergency personal arrived on scene, the gunshot victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police have not released any details about the victim.

This case has been assigned to investigators with TPD's 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.

A list of all reported shootings in Tallahassee this year is below. Fatal shootings are marked with an asterisk (*):

- The 1st shooting happened New Year's Day in a plaza on West Pensacola Street . Five people were injured. No arrests have been made in this case.

- The 2nd shooting happened Jan. 3 on Sapphire Drive. One person was injured in the shooting. Andrew Lawyer II was arrested for the domestic shooting.

- The 3rd shooting happened Jan. 6 on Jackson Bluff Road . One person was killed in the shooting. Darius Phillips was arrested for the fatal shooting.*

- The 4th shooting happened Jan. 13 on Joe Louis Street . One person was killed in the shooting. Preston Hart was arrested for the fatal shooting.*

- The 5th shooting happened Feb. 10 at Cafe Shisha on West Tennessee Street . One person was killed in the shooting. Darrel Wyche, Jr. was arrested in connection to the fatal shooting.*

- The 6th shooting happened Feb. 22 on Blountstown Highway . Christopher Brown was arrested in connection to the domestic shooting.

- The 7th shooting happened Feb. 23 on Canton Circle . One person was injured in the shooting. No arrests have been made in this case.

- The 8th shooting happened Feb. 25 on Old Bainbridge Road . One person was killed in the shooting. Jordan K. Smith and Xavier Coachman were arrested in connection to the fatal shooting.*

- The 9th shooting happened Feb. 25 on West Pensacola Street . One person was injured in the shooting. No arrests have been made in this case.

- The 10th shooting happened Feb. 26 on Silver Slipper Lane . No one was injured in the incident. Andrew Saylor was arrested for the shooting.

- The 11th shooting happened March 1 on Wallis Street . One person was injured in the shooting. Tamarick Barnes was arrested in connection to the shooting.

- The 12th shooting happened March 7 on Mission Road . One person was injured in the shooting. No arrests have been made in this case.

- The 13th shooting happened March 17 on Basin Street . No one was injured in the shooting. Torrey Jones and Martaz Solomon were arrested in connection to the shooting.

- The 14th shooting happened March 21 on North Monroe Street . No one was injured in the shooting. Joseph Lopez was arrested in connection to the incident.

- The 15th shooting happened March 22 on Alpha Avenue . One person was injured in the shooting. No arrests have been made in this case.

- The 16th shooting happened March 22 on East Palmer Avenue . Two people were injured in the shooting. No arrests have been made in this case.

- The 17th shooting happened March 24 on Pontiac Drive . One person was injured in the shooting. No arrests have been made in this case.

- The 18th shooting happened April 3 on Chapel Drive . No one was injured in the incident. Benjamin Mallory was arrested in connection to the shooting.

- The 19th shooting happened April 5 on Ross Road . The arrestee in the incident, Alexquandra Forbes, was injured in the shooting.

- The 20th shooting happened April 6 on Kissimmee Street . Four students were injured in the incident. No arrests have been made in this case.

- The 21st shooting happened April 9 on Mahan Drive . The arrestee in the incident, Calvin Anderson, were injured in the shooting.

- The 22nd shooting happened April 16 on Capital Circle Northeast. One person was injured in the shooting. No arrests have been made in this case.

- The 23rd shooting happened April 26 on North Martin Luther King Boulevard . No one was injured in the incident. Johnny Battles Jr. was arrested in connection to the shooting.

- The 24th shooting happened April 28 on Keith Street . One person was killed in the shooting. Antwan Wilson was arrested for the fatal shooting.*

- The 25th shooting happened May 4 on Texas Street . One person was injured in the shooting. No arrests have been made in this case.

- The 26th shooting happened May 9 on Ocala Road . One person was injured in the shooting. No arrests have been made in this case.

- The 27th shooting happened May 10 on South Adams Street . Two people were injured in the shooting. No arrests have been made in this case.

- The 28th shooting happened May 12 on West Brevard Street . A driver was injured in the incident, but no one was injured by gunfire. Jontavius Monroe, Dianna Ellis and Theodore Chaires were arrested in connection to the incident.

- The 29th shooting happened May 14 on Wabash Trail . Two arrestees, Jahlil Butts and Amarion Meeks, were injured in the shooting. Two others, Tyree Tillman and Jaylin Baldwin, were also arrested in connection to the incident.

- The 30th shooting happened May 14 on Central Street . One person was killed in the shooting. Antonio Conyers was arrested for the fatal shooting.*

- The 31st shooting happened May 19 on East Magnolia Drive . One person was injured in the shooting. No arrests have been made in this case.

- The 32nd shooting happened May 20 at an unknown location . One person arrived to a local hospital with gunshot wound. No arrests have been made in this case.

- The 33rd shooting happened May 22 on Honolulu Lane . No one was injured in the shooting. Byron Wimberly and Jontavian Riley were arrested in connection to the shooting.

- The 34th shooting happened May 26 on Jackson Bluff Road . One person was injured in the shooting. No arrests have been made in this case.

- The 35th shooting happened May 27 on West Tharpe Street . One person was killed in the shooting. Twinn Williams was arrested for the fatal shooting.*

- The 36th shooting happened May 28 on Dixie Drive . No one was injured in the shooting. Matthew Jackson was arrested in connection to the shooting.

- The 37th shooting happened June 4 on Sharer Road . One person was killed in the shooting. Tywaun Bivins and Kennidi Jones were arrested for the fatal shooting.*

- The 38th shooting happened June 11 on Old Bainbridge Road . One person was injured in the shooting. No arrests have been made in this case.

- The 39th shooting happened June 20 on South Adams Street . One person was killed in the shooting. Xavier Barkley was arrested in connection with the fatal shooting.*

- The 40th shooting happened June 25 on Balkin Road . One person was hurt in the shooting. Jalynn Alvarez was arrested in connection with the shooting.

- The 41st shooting happened July 7 on Fairbanks Ferry Road . One person was hurt in the shooting. Brittany Alexander was arrested in connection with the shooting.

- The 42nd shooting happened July 10 on Ocala Road . One person was killed and another was hospitalized with serious injuries. Robert Simmons, Jr. was arrested in connection with the shooting.*

- The 43rd shooting happened July 10 on Allison Marie Court . A 16-year-old victim was hurt in the shooting. Shemar Shorter and three juveniles were arrested in connection to the incident.

- The 44th shooting happened July 29 on Preston Street . One person was hurt in the shooting. Justin Haynes was arrested in connection with the shooting.

- The 45th shooting happened August 8 on McKeithen Street . No one was hurt in the shooting turned abduction. Trec Berry was arrested in connection with the incident.

- The 46th shooting happened on August 9 on Oxford Road . One person was found dead from apparent gunshot wounds. No one has been arrested in connection with the incident.*

- The 47th shooting happened on August 20 on South Monroe Street . One person was found dead from apparent gunshot wounds. No one has been arrested in connection with the incident.*

- The 48th shooting happened August 23 on Joe Louis Street . One person was hurt in the shooting. No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting.

- The 49th shooting happened September 7 on Normandy Boulevard . One person was killed in the shooting. No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting.*

- The 50th shooting happened September 7 on Governor's Square Boulevard , outside of Regal Cinemas. One person was killed in the shooting. A 16-year-old, who has not been charged as an adult, was arrested in connection to the shooting.*

- The 51st shooting happened September 8 at Jack McLean Park . One person was hurt in the shooting. No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting.