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Teen being charged as adult in shooting at Bank of America on Thomasville Road

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Teen being charged as adult in shooting at Bank of America on Thomasville Road
Posted at 4:45 PM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 13:47:19-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A 17-year-old is being charged as an adult for the robbing and shooting at Bank of America in Tallahassee on Tuesday afternoon.  

According to the State Attorney's Office, 17-year-old Weldn Powell is being charged as an adult for the Bank of America robbing and shooting. 

In a joint press release, the Leon County Sheriff's Office and the Tallahassee Police Department said a woman was robbed at gunpoint by Powell, while using the ATM outside the bank. 

The victim was shot during the course of the robbery and LCSO deputies used their agency issued tourniquet to treat her while on scene. She is expected to recover. 

While searching the area, TPD officers found the suspect who crashed his vehicle after fleeing the scene.  

Inside the vehicle, officers found a juvenile woman and Powell. Both matched the description of the suspect and woman involved in another robbery on Tuesday on FSU's campus near Macomb Street and College Avenue and previously obtained surveillance photos.  

Powell is being charged with robbery with a firearm and aggravated assault with the intent to commit a felony by TPD for the FSU robbery. 

LCSO is also charging him with robbery with a firearm, attempted homicide, and possession of a firearm by a delinquent for the Bank of America shooting, as well as an out of county warrant. 

The juvenile woman was not arrested and is not being charged.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Leon County Sheriff's Office has arrested and identified the suspect in the shooting at the Bank of America on Thomasville Road that injured one person. 

LCSO stated the suspect is a 17-year-old from Palm Beach County, who also had a warrant out for his arrest in Palm Beach. 

According to LCSO, he robbed the woman while she was getting money out of the outside ATM, and ended up shooting her. Deputies say he did not know the victim.

Deputy Dave Teems said they are reviewing video footage from nearby businesses, interviewing witnesses and processing evidence.   

LCSO said the 17-year-old was arrested for robbery, attempted murder, and possession of a firearm by a delinquent.   

We are choosing not to identify the suspect's name because of his age. 

This is a developing story and we will update this story as additional information becomes available. 


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Leon County Sheriff's Office confirmed one person has been hurt after a shooting at the Bank of America on Thomasville Road.  

Deputy Dave Teems confirmed that deputies are responding to a "major scene" at 5676 Thomasville Road at the Bank of America Financial Center.

LCSO says they responded to the area for a shooting at the bank. Deputies confirmed that one person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Deputy Teems confirmed that a person of interest is now in custody. 

A business in the area that did not want to be identified has informed WTXL that law enforcement agencies have told Bull Run residents, and neighboring businesses to stay indoors. 

The business says law enforcement agencies told them that there was an armed robbery at the Bank of America involving three suspects, with reports of one person shot. According to the business, two of the three suspects are now in custody but one remains at large.

LCSO has not confirmed the information from the business. 

Teems said LCSO is reviewing video footage from nearby businesses, interviewing witnesses and processing evidence.  

Deputies said right now they can't tell me how many shots were fired or how the shooting started. 

We don't know if the suspect was at the bank when deputies arrived or if they found him after searching. 

The investigation is open and active. LCSO is asking travelers to be cautious in the area. 

This is a developing story and we will update this story as additional information becomes available.