GPD investigating homicide near Evergreen Cemetery

Press release from Gainesville Police Department

On November 21, 2021, at approximately 9:26 p.m., numerous Gainesville Police Department (GPD) officers responded to Woodland Park (2000 SE 3rd Terrace) in reference to a person shot. The incident itself occurred at an undetermined time beforehand in the 2200 block of SE 12th Terrace, just east of the Evergreen Cemetery.

After arriving to the Woodland Park scene, officers located an individual male adult with a single gunshot wound to the torso. Officers rendered lifesaving aid until EMS arrived; the victim was transported to UF Shands Health and later died as a result of injuries he sustained.

Investigation by GPD patrol officers and detectives revealed the incident began as a narcotics transaction at the crime scene on SE 12th Terrace. The vehicle driver, an eyewitness passenger, and the victim fled from this location to Woodland Park where the 911 call was made. Detectives believe this incident is isolated in nature and not part of an ongoing crime spree.

At this time, GPD has identified a person of interest and asks anyone who has information concerning this incident to contact GPD Detectives McCazzio at 352-393-7611, Mullins at 352-393-7619 or Boyett at 352-393-7672. You can also remain anonymous by contacting Alachua Crime Stoppers at 352-372-7867 or https://www.stopcrime.tv/.