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16-year-old charged as adult in February 21 shooting

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Exavier Lamarious Kellogg, 16, has been charged as an adult in connection with a February 21 shooting at Pavilion on 62nd Apartments at 1000 SW 62nd Blvd. Ajaquan Malik Walker, 19, was also previously arrested and charged in the case.

According to the arrest report, Gainesville Police Department officers were called to a shooting at the apartment complex around 8:50 p.m. Officers learned that Walker and Kellogg were involved in a verbal argument with a third person, who had learned that the two were planning to rob his friend who lived at the apartment complex.

A woman was standing nearby, holding her baby, while the three argued. She told officers that she also knew about the planned robbery and had tried to persuade the two to not go through with it.

The altercation reportedly escalated, and the male victim ran away from Walker and Kellogg, toward his parked vehicle. At that point, one of the teens allegedly shot at the man, the woman, and the baby. Fortunately, nobody was injured.

The man ran behind his car, where officers found a shell casing.

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Post Miranda, Walker “willingly” spoke to officers, according to the report. He said that Kellogg had shot at the victims, but he reportedly admitted to brandishing a firearm. He also reportedly speculated that Kellogg might have thought the man was going to his vehicle to get a gun, and that’s why he shot at him.

Walker was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and is being held in the Alachua County Jail on $10,000 bail. A formal charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon was filed on March 10.

Kellogg has been formally charged as an adult with attempted first degree homicide (this charge is listed as a 20-year mandatory minimum sentence) and possession of a weapon by a delinquent felon and is being held in the Alachua County Jail on $400,000 bail. A series of “show cause” orders in the case indicate that the victims have not responded to witness subpoenas.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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