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TPD announces arrest in Thursday evening homicide

Posted at 9:12 PM, May 18, 2023

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — UPDATE 5/19/2023: The Tallahassee Police Department announced Friday that 32-year-old Walter Massey was arrested and is facing second-degree homicide, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and trafficking a controlled substance offenses.

The police department said the victim, an adult man, was sitting in his vehicle on Kux Avenue when Massey shot him.

The police department's detectives went to Massey's residence and executed a search warrant.

Detectives determined that the shooting occurred from a drug transaction on Kux Avenue and established probable cause to arrest Massey.


Tallahassee Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place Thursday evening, leaving one male dead.

Just before 7 p.m., TPD said an adult male victim reported he had been shot. The victim drove himself to the area of Capital Circle Southeast and Midyette Road, where he crashed his vehicle, according to the police department.

The male victim was transported to a local hospital but died as a result of his injuries from the shooting.

Detectives are working to determine where the shooting took place, TPD said.

This is an open and active investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident are advised to call TPD at 850-891-4200. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.