Arrest made, second man sought in shootings

Ny’keil Frazier

Press release from Gainesville Police Department

On Sunday, August 1, 2021, at approximately 2:00 a.m., multiple Gainesville Police Department (GPD) units responded to reports of a shooting/shots fired at 50 SW 1st Street. After arriving to the scene, GPD officers discovered three victims (one a juvenile) with gunshot wounds, all with non-life-threatening injuries, who were then transported to a local hospital.

GPD Officers observed Ny’Keil Alijah Frazier (6/16/2000) fleeing the scene with a firearm in his hand. Frazier threw his gun to the ground and fled westbound. Later, after stopping a vehicle near 200 NW 1st Avenue and identifying a description of the suspect put out by GPD officers, an Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Deputy located Frazier in the vehicle, who was subsequently arrested by GPD, charged with Resisting Without Violence and Carrying a Concealed Firearm. The firearm discarded by Frazier and recovered by GPD officers was reported stolen by Alachua Police Department.

Ja’Rod DaJuan Cannon (01/03/2003) was also identified in the same vehicle as Frazier. A consent search of the vehicle revealed a firearm, which was readily accessible to Cannon. The serial number on the firearm was altered and not legible. A sworn complaint was completed charging Cannon with Possession of a Firearm with Altered Serial Number

This is an ongoing investigation. If anyone has information about this incident or the location of those involved in the shooting, please contact GPD Detective Prince at 352-393-7618 or princear@cityofgainesville.org. Or you can remain anonymous by contacting Alachua County Crime Stoppers at 353-372-7867 or www.stopcrime.tv.