BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Rahzon Tee-Yon Fennell-Demeritte, 18, was arrested in Suwannee County and charged with armed home invasion robbery and attempted felony murder in connection with the June 27 shooting at The Enclave that left a man paralyzed.
Gainesville Police Department officers responded at 9:16 p.m. on June 27 to a report of a shooting at The Enclave and found a man who had been shot; his son was apparently the intended victim of a home invasion robbery.
Cedric Cohens was arrested later that night after his vehicle was found at a nearby apartment complex. He is still in the Alachua County Jail.
The son told police that Cohens had come over earlier in the evening to smoke marijuana with him, and when he left, he let three armed subjects into the apartment. The son reportedly said that one of them hit him in the back of the head with a pistol, then dragged him into his bedroom and told him to hand over his cash. He told officers that the subjects stole about $2,000 in cash from him while holding him at gunpoint. The officer reported that a large amount of marijuana, white powder, and other drug paraphernalia were present in the apartment.
The father had been asleep in his room but ran into his son’s room when he heard the disturbance, and one of the intruders shot him in the back. The officer reported that doctors said the bullet severed the man’s spinal cord and that he was expected to be paralyzed from the neck down. The subjects fled the apartment after the shooting.
Kob’ie Archer, of Lake City, was arrested on July 24 and is still in the Alachua County Jail.
Fennell-Demeritte was identified using information associated with a CashApp transaction between him and Cohens and through phone records for a cell phone associated with his Facebook account.
Fennell-Demeritte’s warrant recommends $2,000,000 bail.
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