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APD releases update on homicide investigation

Press release from Alachua Police Department

ALACHUA, Fla. – On Friday, December 9, 2022, at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Alachua Police Department (APD) and the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Combined Communications Center (CCC) received several phone calls reporting multiple gunshots and others reporting that someone had been shot inside One 51 Apartments located at 15139 NW 150th Road.

Officers arrived at the scene within minutes of being dispatched and located a male subject near building 15139 suffering from a gunshot wound to his left side. Alachua County Fire Rescue arrived and began first aid. The wounded subject was transported to UF Health Shands Hospital by ambulance. While in transport to the hospital, the wounded subject succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by paramedics. The deceased was identified as Jaquan Janario Robinson, DOB 05/08/00 of Fort White, FL.

While officers and paramedics were attending to Robinson, CCC received a phone call from a subject stating he was shot in the back. Officers located the subject suffering from a gunshot wound to his armpit area in the pasture adjacent to building 15139. First aid was rendered to the subject by law enforcement and paramedics. This subject was transported to UF Health Shands Hospital in critical condition. As of the last update to APD, he was still listed in critical condition.

The Criminal Investigations Division has conducted several interviews with on-scene witnesses and persons of interest. After several interviews, it has been determined that the incident occurred after a drug transaction went wrong. This is not being investigated as a drive-by shooting.

No suspects have been arrested as of this writing.

This is an ongoing investigation, and no further information can be released at this time. More information will be released at a later date.

  • Kids, if you’re reading this, just more reinforcement – DON’T DO DRUGS!

    It rarely ends well.

  • Collateral damage in the drug trade, sad. Learn to set an alarm, go to work, marry, have kids, retire and earn your happiness. Don’t escape from adulthood with drugs, you might not live another day.

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