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Gainesville man arrested for attempted murder after shooting in Phoenix area

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Bobby Warren Gordon, 46, was arrested yesterday morning after Gainesville Police Department (GPD) responded to a report that he had shot at another man.

The victim told GPD that Gordon shot at him while he was driving away following a verbal argument, then chased him on a white scooter. Officers later reportedly found a spent 9mm shell in the roadway in the 2600 block of SW 31st Place, where the victim said Gordon shot at him.

Officers reportedly saw Gordon driving out of The Polos apartment complex about an hour later on a white scooter. When he saw the officers, he reportedly abruptly turned into a parking lot and threw the scooter down. Officers gave him commands to stop and get on the ground, but as they approached him, he allegedly took a pistol from his pants and threw it over the roof of the building in front of him. Officers later recovered a 9mm pistol.

Gordon allegedly continued to resist, running away from officers. Officers warned that he would be tased if he didn’t stop, but he allegedly kept running, and he was tased and detained.

In a search incident to arrest, officers reportedly found 6.9 grams of a substance that they said Gordon spontaneously identified as “Molly” (MDMA), stating that he had just bought the drugs. The narcotics were not field tested due to the possible presence of fentanyl.

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Officers also determined that the scooter had been reported stolen.

Gordon has been charged with attempted homicide while engaged in robbery, grand theft, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and resisting arrest without violence. He has four felony convictions, with the most recent in 1999. He is being held on $895,000 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.

      • Neil: until they lock them up for min 5 years, and do it again, 10 years, & 1 more time for life. Maybe you or your loved ones will
        Be their next victim and it won’t be so much LOL.

        • Most of us behave civilly because we’re decent people and we shouldn’t have to be prey for these predators.

          Indeed, if there were real consequences to crime there would be less crime. Funny isn’t it? How criminals have more “rights” than law abiding citizens.

      • Until dumb people figure it out. I guess that’s never going to happen but I hear it takes about 21 days to break a habit.

        They should start now.

  • Yep, those laws working again.

    Glad the police are out there working hard so we don’t have to.

    I am beginning to believe every LEO should have a K-9. Face it, they will work for food and a warm, dry place to lay their head. More than I can say about some of the dregs of society. Some even take a bite out of crime.😉

    Protect yourselves and your families.

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