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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. 

  • Many things wrong with this picture that could/should have been corrected many years ago. Waiting on some progressive liberals to shout he didn’t know the difference between right and wrong as they did about the 5 year old who assaulted a teacher recently.

    Funny, they claim a 5 year old knows their sexual preference but doesn’t know the difference between right and wrong. I wonder if they can spell “I D I O T” ?

    This clown was definitely a Kellogg Fruit Loop.

    • Actually should charge the liberal zealots at Gainesville city hall for ensuring the city is highly dysfunctional and perpetuated by liberal racism of mismanagement of the city, building permits, and zoning that results in keeping the poor and people of color on the east side and whites and well off on the west. City policies are such that you can’t dig out from the bottom, can barely afford the high priced utilities and rents tailored to the rich university kids due to overbearing requirements like mandatory annual inspections for insulation and other green liberal requirements. They force out the poor and up and comers who try to congregate in shacks or live 15 to an apartment or out of town. Fools: they know not what they do!

      • That’s BS Jack…”no one is keeping poor people and
        People of color on the east side and whites well off to the west…it’s a cultural thing and “birds of a feather flock together”… You can be whatever you want in this
        Country…personal responsibility is the key to success.

        • Agree with you wholeheartedly, except in the city of Gainesville FL! Their liberal overspending and trying to provide for the poor actually make rents and utilities cost much more than they should and disincentive investment so that it’s hard to move out of poverty, unless one moves out of Ga!!! These commissioners do waaay more harm than good in everything they touch.

      • This guy is a minor punk gangster who committed
        Black on black crime probably for drugs…Where’s his
        Parents? They gave him permission for a neck tattoo?
        Where did he steal the gun from? This is the result
        Of a culture of bad parenting or no parenting.

  • Pavilion and Cabana apts *used* to be “luxury student” quality — until the growing SWAG corridor took over.

  • Is that a neck tattoo I see in his mugshot? You know
    What that means…

  • Obviously a well mannered young man that teaches Sunday school to the fatherless children at church. He will soon receive his AA degree since he is dual enrolled and plans on a career in aerospace engineering. Who will take over his non-profit lemonade stand?

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