GPD makes arrest in Chevron shooting that left victim in critical condition

Press release from Gainesville Police Department

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at approximately 8:48 p.m., the University of Florida Police Department requested assistance from the Gainesville Police Department, in reference to a subject who was dropped off at Shands Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. GPD officers located a crime scene at the Chevron, which is located at 1516 SE 4th Street (the intersection of SE 4th Street and Williston Road). Based on a preliminary investigation, Zakee L. Koon BM DOB: 04/22/84, was identified as the shooter. GPD detectives obtained an arrest and search warrant.

On Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at approximately 6:00 a.m., the GPD SWAT and Negotiation Response Team (NRT) responded to the scene. At approximately 10:00 a.m., Zakee L. Koon was observed in the area of 1900 SE 4th Street. Upon sight of officers, he fled on foot and barricaded himself inside an apartment. NRT made contact with him and negotiated his surrender after approximately three hours. He was taken into custody without incident by the GPD SWAT team.

The victim is currently in critical condition. Detectives are actively investigating this incident and urging any member of the community 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.

  • Not mentioned: the apartment he fled to after the shooting is in a gigantic Section 8 crime breeder ranch. Your tax dollars at work in Dem District 1 🤡👹🤪🤬🍦🍦🍦🍦

    • That just happens to be the closet apartment complex next to the crime scene. I grew up in that neighborhood and it DOES NOT breed crime as you put it. That neighborhood has gone downhill since the addition of new apartments. Speak what you know about.

  • Another upstanding, misunderstood American citizen being locked up for no reason.

  • Welcome to Gangsville! This place breeds and attracts criminals. High property taxes and THE highest utility costs in the state of FL, make saving and getting ahead for the bottom 1/3 on income ladder impossible. All due to ignorant and woke leaders wasting millions on crazy radical ideas. This is NOT a thriving environment that builds success. Stop voting DEC, try convincing proven legitimate successful people to run and proudly serve, encouraging sound fiscal management and stimulus by low regulation, not overbearing woke requirements!

  • He will be out in no time, back to terrorize the city, maybe one of them blue haired hippies can take him in

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