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UPDATE: Arrest made after man was shot in chest outside SW Tallahassee gas station

The shooting was reported shortly after 6:30 p.m. Thursday
Posted at 8:18 PM, Mar 21, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-25 15:00:24-04


Monday afternoon, TPD confirmed Gary Warthen, 22, was arrested for attempted homicide in connection to the shooting incident on March 21 at 1720 Lake Bradford Road.


Tallahassee Police Department sent ABC 27 an update on this case. Read that updated report below:

Officers responded to a shooting incident where an adult male victim was shot in the chest while in the parking lot. After the shooting, the man went into the store and asked for help, and the suspect fled the scene on foot. Responding officers immediately began rendering aid until EMS arrived and transported the man to a local hospital for treatment, where he was listed in stable condition. Officers searched the area and surrounding neighborhoods extensively for the suspect, however, the suspect was not located. At this time, all involved individuals have been identified and the preliminary investigation determined the victim and suspect were known to each other. No arrests have been made, and this investigation remains open and active.


Tallahassee Police confirmed one person was shot Thursday evening along Lake Bradford Road. As of 7:30 p.m. Thursday, TPD told ABC 27's Channing Frampton they were still looking for a suspect.

Tallahassee Police did not immediately release a suspect description. A watch commander told Frampton investigators were given multiple descriptions.

A helicopter could be seen circling the area as the investigation played out. Multiple police cars had McCaskill Avenue blocked off for the investigation.