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18-year-old arrested in Linton Oaks shooting

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

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.

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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. 

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