18-year-old arrested in Linton Oaks shooting


Tavion Amari Parker, 18, was arrested early this morning on a warrant issued in connection with a February 3 shooting in the Linton Oaks area.

According to the sworn complaint, Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputies responded at about 5:00 p.m. to a call about an armed disturbance. The victim said he had been involved in a dispute with his girlfriend and that she called her brother, Tavion Parker, to “retaliate.”

A short time later, Parker allegedly arrived and, after a verbal argument, pulled a handgun from his waistband and fired multiple shots at the victim, who returned fire. Nobody was injured, and no bullet impacts were found on nearby buildings, so deputies believe that Parker fired into the air. Multiple shell casings were found at the scene.

The victim has a concealed weapons permit and told deputies he believed his life was in danger.

Parker is on juvenile probation for having committed “numerous felony delinquent acts” as a juvenile, according to the sworn complaint. He was previously adjudicated for robbery by sudden snatching, multiple counts of vehicle burglary, armed burglary, grand theft of a firearm, grand theft, and burglary.

Parker has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and possession of a firearm by an adjudicated delinquent. He is being held on $300,000 bail.

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. 

  • BLM…where was that argument?

    Really is a shame that despite all the pleas from black leadership, all the efforts being put forth by law enforcement, all the chit chat from city and county leaders, we continue to see these crimes being committed primarily in black neighborhoods. Time to stop blaming other people – some will never get it. This person was a young adult and he knew the difference between right and wrong. Now he needs to be held accountable.

    At the end of the day, I guess the conclusion that can be drawn is to many it depends on who’s saying it and more importantly, who it’s directed towards.

    • I mostly agree. On the other hand, you have Chestnut and Duncan-Walker, the two presumptive representatives of the black community, saying they don’t want municipal broadband. But the other five (non-black) commissioners still have to act like they know what’s best for everyone instead of listening. And they are just dumb. Listen to Poe speak – he often mixes up singular and plural usage and sounds uneducated at times. And he’s “In charge.”

    • Trust me, no one is blaming you or your raping killing jealous disgusting ancestors

  • Arrest the parent or doubtful, the parents. This tax credit needs to be locked up for life.

    • Arrest whites who obviously hate blacks. It’s in your blood to think like you do. You make me sick

      • Jhody Polk, you ARE sick. You need more covid vaccines. And make sure to be first in line for Black Reparations.

  • A bad seed. Black on black crime. BLM. How comes
    There’s no social justice murals in GNV parks saying
    “Drugs and Guns ruin your life”? Sounds like a spaghetti
    Western shootout. Is this the result of no nuclear family?
    Is it because Of slavery 150 years ago? Is it because
    Of welfare? Is it the failure of the public school system?
    Is it violent video games? Rap music?

    • Maybe it’s the bad hair-do…when they book him,
      They should give him a nice hair cut for when he
      Appears before the judge.

      • Maybe a bus transfer station on the east side of town will
        Help and free internet..maybe throw some taxpayer
        Money at it….are there more panhandlers on the east
        Side of town or the west side of town?

    • Is it the result of legalized marijuana and the dispensaries in GNV? A lot of black youth are smoking
      That chronic.

  • You all are such a part of the problem! I have always hated this disgusting ass city because of white trash and decayed trash like each dying voice on this thread. Maybe if you and your parents wouldn’t have stolen raped and integrated my beautiful black brothers and sisters into your hell we could have what we need for our own. You all should mind your own business. I’m so glad the time has finally come and that white trash will be removed permanently from the Earth! Stupid white people. OMG! Your time is limited. Ain’t nothing wrong with this baby other than him responding accordingly to the life you all created and speak daily over Black People. We learned violence from the raping and beatings we endured as you and your children slaves. Enjoy your last days hearhens

    • You might want to take your medication and a couple deep breaths. I didn’t steal, rape or integrate your brothers and sisters. If you hate Gainesville so much I’m guessing you could move unless someone has you chained up to something. I mean, slavery ended quite a while back so there really isn’t anything preventing you from leaving.
      Parker didn’t respond to the life I created for him, he responded to his sister’s phone call and acted in accordance with the morality and discipline he was raised with.
      Deep breaths…

    • You’re a black racist Jhody…you are the problem and
      Just got triggered. He’s doing it to your people. It’s black
      On black crime. Take personal responsibility.

  • “You all” sure are getting plenty of practice killing each other. Are hard-working Asians to blame for your lack of success? Or do they just make you guys look really, really bad/lazy? Someone may want to refer your post to The Florida Bar for review.

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