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Murder suspect surrenders to Gainesville police

By on January 28th, 2013

A Gainesville man accused of second-degree murder turned himself in to police Sunday evening, according to Officer Ben Tobias, spokesman for Gainesville Police Department.

Eddie McCallum, 33, is facing charges for striking a man who fell unconscious and hit the ground, causing him to suffer a fatal brain injury,  Tobias said.

According to a police report, Gainesville police reported to Southern Pines Apartments at 4116 SW 17th Place around 8 p.m. Saturday after receiving several 911 calls. Upon arrival, police found Delquaine Durant, 31, with what to be appeared a gunshot wound in the back of his head.

Durant was then transported to the Shands at the University of Florida, where he was pronounced dead.

After an autopsy, investigators found Durant’s wound was not from a gunshot, but from a skull fracture that caused the fatal brain injury.

Tobias said McCallum faces second-degree charges because investigators do not believe his intent was to kill Durant.

“Whether he knew that he was going to kill him or not, we’re not sure,” Tobias said.

McCallum agreed to turn himself in at about 6 p.m. Sunday. He is being held at the Alachua County jail with a $500,000 bond.

McCallum will meet before a judge Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Alexa Volland wrote this story online.


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