16-year-old murdered in Alachua, suspect arrested

Press release from Alachua Police Department

On Sunday, October 31, at approximately 1:45 p.m., officers responded to a report of a person shot at 15731 NW 141st Street (Maude Lewis Park). Upon arrival, officers located a juvenile victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, 16-year-old Stoney Shine, Jr., of Gainesville, was transported to UF Health Shands Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Shine, another male subject, 19-year-old Adrian Cushion, and multiple other subjects became involved in a physical altercation at the park. At some point during the altercation, Shine walked away and retrieved a firearm. Shine began walking back toward the crowd when Cushion produced a firearm and fired at Shine, striking him multiple times.

Cushion was apprehended a short time later and placed under arrest for the shooting death of Shine.

This is an ongoing investigation. Further information will be released as it becomes available.