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2 Shot at Apartment Complex, Police Find Suspect Dead

By on June 18th, 2014

Update 8:30 p.m.: GPD has reported that Gerald Hall has been apprehended. Updates as they are available.

Earlier:

Gerald Arthur Hall is wanted for questioning.

Gerald Arthur Hall is wanted for questioning.

Update 10 a.m., June 19: GPD is now seeking another suspect in the shooting. Gerald Hall, 43, is wanted for questioning for armed kidnapping and attempted murder. Police say to consider Hall armed and dangerous and call 911 if he is spotted.

Update 5 a.m., June 19: A double shooting at an apartment complex in Gainesville ended after nearly a 4-hour active police response with the suspect apparently taking his own life.

Gainesville Police Department has identified the suspected shooter as Lorenzo Fitzpatrick, 48. Officers found Fitzpatrick in an apartment at the Spanish Trace Apartments around 6:50 p.m. Wednesday with a handgun lying nearby, according to police reports.

The incident began shortly after 3 p.m. when a GPD officer responded to the complex, at 3500 Windmeadows Blvd., on a noise complaint. Police spokesman Ben Tobias said Officer Sandy Teasley was speaking with residents when he heard shots coming from the direction of apartment 11 on the first floor.

Teasley descended from the second floor of the complex, according to a police report, to find two victims with gunshot wounds running from the apartment. The victims were evacuated to the adjacent Oaks Pawn to be treated, which resulted in some reported rumors of a second shooting that evening.

Police identified the victims as Desiree Reyes, 21, and Bruce Cheeves, 24. They were transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

GPD units, in coordination with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals office in Florida, flooded the complex causing numerous social media and text alerts both from GPD and the UF Alert system. Traffic around the intersection of 34th Street and Windmeadows Blvd., behind Butler Plaza, was disrupted during the incident.

Update 7 p.m., June 18: GPD has reported the suspect has been found dead in an apartment with a handgun next to him. Updates as they become available.

earlier:

The Gainesville Police Department is investigating a double shooting at the Spanish Trace Apartment Complex, and are warning residents to stay indoors.

At 5:20 p.m., GPD reports that the shooter has not been captured, but is believed to be “contained in an apartment unit in the complex.”

Police have reported two victims with non life-threatening injuries. They initially believed this incident to be domestic-related, but retracted that statement at 5:15 p.m.

Earlier:

Traffic around the intersection of 34th Street and Windmeadows Blvd. has been shut down.

More information will be posted as this story develops.

 


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  • Stacy fitzpatrick

    Gerald hall is a family friend I would wish y’all stop syain that he is armed and dangours cause he is not..

  • Firey Hooks

    Democratic methods that support liberty rely upon independent opinions formed apart from the corrupting influence of centralized government.

  • Matt D.

    Those who preach collectivism claim that private property is a source of discontent because they believe it empowers some against others.

  • Bill Walters

    By assaulting private property, collectivism channels our aggressive instincts outward, resulting in modern-day systems of masters, serfs, and plunder — more commonly known as socialism, communism, and the welfare state.

  • RubberBabyBuggy

    I hate the irresponsible waste of money the police think is justifiable for something like this. The helicopter was in the air for 4 hours circling the area. There were dozens of cops and SWAT teams for one guy with a handgun. We have allowed this abuse of municipal funds for too long. those guys getting time and a half or even double time using our tax dollars to make the pay. We need to stop this abuse.

  • Mary Wells

    Although Marxism is revolutionary and Fabianism gradualist, the centrally controlled system that each envisions is basically the same.

  • Art Istick

    Yet another example of the rationale for an active, armed self defense: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/03/06/police-release-surveillance-video-of-bowery-assault/

  • Bill O’Sale
  • Bruno’s Beach

    A brief introduction to the value of a vigorous armed self-defense: http://youtu.be/a2gCFOtaZPo

  • Elop Dev
 

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