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GPD seeking suspect in Swamp Car Wash murder

Press release from Gainesville Police Department

Gainesville Police Department (GPD) detectives have identified Eugene Javon Patrick (DOB: 08/31/1998) as the shooter in the death of Bobby Bernard Hopkins, Jr., which occurred at the Swamp Car Wash (912 East University Avenue) on Saturday, May 22, 2021.

On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, GPD detectives applied for and obtained an arrest warrant for Patrick, who has been charged with one count of Second Degree Murder. A bond of $1,000,000 has been set.

Today, with the assistance of GPD SWAT, a search warrant for evidence was executed at Patrick’s listed address. Patrick was not located at the residence, and the Gainesville Police Department is asking anyone with any knowledge of Patrick’s whereabouts to contact law enforcement ASAP.

GPD detectives are still actively investigating this case, following up on leads and collecting and evaluating evidence. If anyone has knowledge of or knows of evidence relevant to this case, please contact GPD Detective J. Castor at 352-872-2101 or the Alachua County Crime Stoppers at 352-372-7867, www.stopcrime.tv.

  • Tired of the BS about systemic racism being the cause of death to black Americans.

    Note the person in the picture is black. He didn’t steal anything from the deceased, other than his life.

    The next story, two black females arrested for the alleged murder of a 13 year old child. Only thing taken again, this young child’s life.

    Look around the country, it’s not systemic racism killing black people, it’s black people killing black people. Yes, there are horrific tragedies that occur to black people at the hands of policemen but that doesn’t make all policemen evil any more than it makes every middle easterner a terrorist.

    This nation’s history does not make every white person a racist. I’m not condoning our history but if a black person doesn’t think they should be stereotyped as a criminal what makes them think a white person should be stereotyped as a racist?

    This country is better than this. Or at least it was.

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