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Fourth suspect arrested for June 27 shooting that left resident of The Enclave paralyzed

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Frezell Williams Lamar Rowe, 20, of Lake City, was arrested yesterday and charged with armed home invasion robbery and attempted felony murder in connection with the June 27 shooting at The Enclave that left a man paralyzed.

Gainesville Police Department officers responded at 9:16 p.m. on June 27 to a report of a shooting at The Enclave and found a man who had been shot; his son was apparently the intended victim of a home invasion robbery.

The son told police that Cohens had come over earlier in the evening to smoke marijuana with him, and when he left, he let three armed subjects into the apartment. The son reportedly said that one of them hit him in the back of the head with a pistol, then dragged him into his bedroom and told him to hand over his cash. He told officers that the subjects stole about $2,000 in cash from him while holding him at gunpoint. The officer reported that a large amount of marijuana, white powder, and other drug paraphernalia were present in the apartment.

The father had been asleep in his room but ran into his son’s room when he heard the disturbance, and one of the intruders shot him in the back. The officer reported that doctors said the bullet severed the man’s spinal cord and that he was expected to be paralyzed from the neck down. The subjects fled the apartment after the shooting.

Cedric Cohens was arrested later that night after his vehicle was found at a nearby apartment complex; post Miranda, he reportedly told detectives that he knew the victim had large amounts of cash and drugs in his apartment and that he told Kob’ie Archer about it. He allegedly agreed to pick up Archer in Lake City, and he picked up the other two suspects after he picked up Archer. Cohens also allegedly drove the other three back to Lake City after the shooting. He is still in the Alachua County Jail.

Kob’ie Archer, of Lake City, was arrested on July 24 and is still in the Alachua County Jail. Rahzon Fennell-Demeritte was arrested yesterday, with bail set at $2,000,000.

Cohens, the first arrested, told officers that he knew Archer but did not know the identities of the other two men he picked up in Lake City. Detectives learned that on the drive back to Lake City after the shooting on June 27, Rowe was on the phone talking about how it was his birthday that day. Detectives were also directed to a Facebook profile for “William Rowe” and told that the page belonged to the fourth suspect. The birthday listed on the profile was June 27.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the “William Rowe” Facebook profile and reportedly saw that Rowe, Archer, Fennell-Demeritte, and two others were in a group Facebook message in which they agreed to set up the victim to be robbed. Rowe reportedly wrote, “Y’all don’t realize what I’m willing to do tn [tonight] bout this bread [money].”

Bail for Rowe was set at $2,000,000 on the arrest warrant.

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. 

  • Gainesville has been a hotbed for criminal masterminds for quite sometime. 2000 between 4 dudes? Big money.

  • Young thugs are everywhere!! School, their parents, and their dumb choices are to blame! Do not blame it on the cops and white people.

    • He a straight a student. Husband parents are awesome aN who even know if this is truth what they are saying speak facts not what you reading

      • MO7…Maybe he should have provided some tutoring instead of being involved in a crime?

        Some people could have benefited.

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