GPD investigating shooting death at Gardenia Gardens

Press release from Gainesville Police Department

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – On Thursday, September 1, 2022, at approximately 10:41 p.m., officers responded to Gardenia Gardens Apartments, located at 1731 NE 8th Avenue, after the Combined Communications Center received several calls of a black male having been shot in the parking lot. When officers arrived on scene, a black male was found deceased in a vehicle with apparent gunshot wounds.

The Gainesville Police Department (GPD) family would like to send our condolence to all of the victim’s family and friends. Detectives are currently conducting a homicide investigation and urge anyone with information to contact GPD Detective Whitney Williams at 352-393-7681. You can also remain anonymous and contact Crimestoppers at 352-372- 7867 or submit a tip online at www.stopcrime.tv.

GPD urges our neighbors to report all instances of gun violence and proposed violence observed on social media. We encourage anyone who is being victimized to report it to law enforcement by calling “911” or calling the non-emergency number 352-955-1818 and/or seeking program services assistance from the Alachua County Victim Services 352-264-6760.