Men indicted in connection to murder of Tallahassee teen

Second man arrested in connection to Tuesday morning homicide
Posted at 1:30 PM, Dec 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 22:19:22-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - UPDATE (December 4, 2017 2:15 p.m.) - Two men have been indicted in the murder of 19-year old Antonio Randolph Jr. 

Remon Gainer, 22, and Gerald Daniel, 23, were both indicted on November 30.

Daniel was indicted for first degree murder, armed robbery with a firearm, tampering with physical evidence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Gainer was indicted on one count of accessory after the fact. He was taken into custody over the weekend. 

UPDATE (October 13, 2017 1:29 p.m.) - A second man has been arrested in the murder of 19-year old Antonio Randolph Jr. 

Remon Gainer, 22, was arrested on Thursday as an accessory to the crime.

According to probable cause documents, Gainer told investigators he was present for the homicide.

He initially told them that he was riding in Daniel's with Randolph Jr. Monday evening when Daniel stopped the car on the way to his sister's house at the intersection of Stuckey Ave and Iamonia St. Gainer told police that he got out the car as well, Randolph Jr. staying inside.

The report says Daniel told Gainer that he wanted to shoot Randolph Jr. and take his things. 

"Gainer said that the victim was 'flashy' and that he and Daniel knew the victim to carry cash, drugs, and a small gun," investigators wrote. Gainer said he told Daniel that he didn't want any part of the robbery and started to walk away. That's when Gainer said he heard Daniel shoot Randolph Jr. inside the car.

According to Gainer, Daniel then drove away. Gainer told police he later saw Daniel rummaging through the car while he was waiting for a taxi to pick him up.

At the time, he denied any involvement with the homicide. Investigators noted that "although Daniel denied Gainer being with him about the time of the homicide, Gainer made statements admitting to being in the immediate vicinity."

According to the arrest documents, Gainer later admitted in a second interview that he lied and didn't walk away from Daniel when he revealed he wanted to shoot Randolph Jr. Instead, Gainer got back in the car, knowing what Daniel was planning to do.

Gainer told police he witnessed Daniel shoot Randolph Jr. in the head before getting out the car and running away, but did not make any attempts to call 911.

Documents say later on Gainer walked back to Daniel's apartment, stating that the victim's body was no longer in the car. He denied knowing where Daniel dumped the body.

He told police that Daniel was attempting to clean the car and that Daniel asked him to help, which he did.  

Phone records show that Gainer even called Daniel after the homicide, Gainer admitting that the discussed the incident and that Daniel threw the Randolph Jr's. phone in the sewer. 

As a result of the investigation, Gainer was arrested and charged as an accessory to the murder. He remains in the Leon County Jail on a $25,000 bond.

Daniel entered a conditional plea of not guilty Friday morning. He was assigned a public defender though it is unclear when he will be due back in court. 

One person is behind bars in Leon County in connection to an early Tuesday morning homicide in Tallahassee.

Tallahassee Police have arrested 23-year old Gerald Daniel for the murder of 19-year old Antonio Randolph Jr. 

Randolph Jr. was found lying in the road near the intersection of Glenda and Pepper Drive around 2:25 a.m. Tuesday with an apparent gunshot wound to his head. After an unsuccessful attempt to administer aid, police say he died.

They noted that there was a black sandal near him with no matching shoe. 

According to an arrest document, investigators learned that Randolph Jr. was seen at an apartment in the 2000 block of Texas Street around 8 p.m. on Monday.

Witnesses say Randolph Jr. said he would be with Daniel throughout the night. They said Daniel was driving a gold colored compact car and parked near the apartment while Randolph Jr. was inside.

Around 12:45 a.m., Randolph Jr. called his mother, saying that he would be home around 1:30 a.m. 

However, approximately 30 minutes after he was supposed to be home, witnesses say Randolph Jr. didn't answer his phone, the call going straight to voicemail. 

According to court documents, investigators managed to track down Daniel at an apartment he shared with his live-in girlfriend on Wednesday. They learned that the gold car, specified as a 2009 Kia Rio, was registered to Daniel's girlfriend.

Documents say she gave investigators permission to search the car, leading them to discover a large pool of dried blood on the front passenger seat. 

When police spoke with Daniel, he told them that he was with Randolph Jr. throughout the night, but dropped him off around 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday.

"He claimed not to know what happened to the victim after that until learning of the victim's death," investigators wrote.

Officers then searched Daniel's apartment, finding a black sandal that matched the one found near the victim's body. As a result of what they found, Daniel was detained for further questioning.

After an investigation, police learned from witnesses that Daniel planned to rob Randolph Jr., who a witness described as "flashy", by shooting him.

Daniel later confessed to the murder, saying he shot Randolph Jr. because he was under the influence and was angry. He told police that he was the "sole participant" in the homicide. 

As a result, Daniel was arrested and booked in the Leon County Detention Facility.