High Springs man arrested for shooting man who was repossessing car


HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. – Winzoir Von Durr, 73, was arrested yesterday and charged with attempted homicide after allegedly shooting at a man who was repossessing his daughter’s car.

At about 9:45 a.m. yesterday, an Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a call reporting that shots had been fired in the 14700 block of NW 270th Avenue. The victim’s employer said that an unknown man had shot at her employee while he was attempting to repossess a car.

The victim told the deputy that he had spoken to Durr at the door of his residence and Durr had asked what it would take to avoid the repossession; he said Durr then went back inside to get “paperwork,” and while the victim was backing up to leave, he heard a “pop.” He said he saw Durr near the front door of the residence, pointing a gun at him, and then heard five more shots. The victim said he then sped away, in fear for his life.

Post Miranda, Durr reportedly admitted knowing that his daughter was behind in payments on her car, and he admitted taking his gun from his office when he realized the recovery agent was leaving with his daughter’s car. Durr reportedly admitted firing a “warning shot,” then said he shot three more rounds at the tires to prevent the victim from leaving.

The deputy reported finding a 9mm pistol in Durr’s office and four 9mm shell casings in the yard.

Durr has no criminal record; Judge Aymer “Buck” Curtin set bail at $15,000.

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  • $1,500 after he opens fire on the Repo Man because his daughter isn’t responsible enough with her money? What an absolute joke. He’ll be out in time for dinner tonight.

  • Wonder if they will repossess college degrees for those not paying their school loans? Then all the repossessors will have to worry about being thrown at them are insults.

    I guess that’s wishful thinking.

      • Senseless, some envy those with sense… that’s “common,” not “cents.”
        Maybe you’re one of those who are still waiting for some us to pay off your debt? Sucks to still have a tuition loan from 15 years ago doesn’t it? Should have chosen a better career field.

      • …I am certain that your degree is in Engineering or medicine with a comment such as that….

        • Clay, it doesn’t and shouldn’t take an engineering or medical degree to be responsible and pay your debts. If I can’t trust you to pay back your loans do you really think I would be willing to buy the product you’re selling?
          Your parents, or at least someone, should have taught you to be responsible. You signed for the loan, pay the loan. Otherwise you’re a burden – on taxpayers.

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