TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — UPDATE 7/24/2023: The Tallahassee Police Department announced Monday additional details related to the double homicide incident.
The police department said on Sunday, July 23, its officers responded to the Mission Hills Apartments in reference to two adult females being shot.
The officers attempted lifesaving efforts, but both victims were pronounced dead by Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
The police department said it was able to quickly identify a suspect, 40-year-old Antirio Brown and the vehicle he was traveling in.
Authorities in neighboring counties located Brown's vehicle and attempted a traffic stop. The Tallahassee Police Department said Brown fled from authorities and died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound before he can be taken into custody.
The Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) said Sunday night it is currently conducting a double homicide investigation following a shooting that occurred just before 6 p.m. at the Mission Hills Apartments, located at 2425 Mission Road.
The police department said when officers arrived on scene, they discovered two adult females dead.
The police department said its preliminary findings helped detectives identify a suspect in the case.
Officers in another county located the suspect’s vehicle and attempted a traffic stop. The suspect subsequently died before an arrest was made.
The Tallahassee Police Department confirmed that a man who apparently took his life during a stop involving the Alachua County Sheriff's Office on Interstate 75 in Alachua County Sunday is connected to the double homicide in Tallahassee earlier Sunday.
The Tallahassee Police Department said anyone with information related to the incident may call TPD at 850-891-4200 or may also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.