HomeCrimeMan found dead on I-75 in Alachua County is suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend and her sister in Tallahassee
Man found dead on I-75 in Alachua County is suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend and her sister in Tallahassee
July 24, 2023
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – According to a report from the Tallahassee Democrat, the man who reportedly shot himself last night on I-75 in Alachua County, closing the interstate in both directions while law enforcement officers tried to determine whether the unknown occupants of a stopped car were a threat, was suspected of shooting his ex-girlfriend and her sister in Tallahassee.
The Democrat reports that the incident started shortly before 6 p.m. on Sunday when neighbors of the sisters reported hearing shots fired. When Tallahassee Police Department officers arrived, they found Qulera Allen, 29, a mother of three, on a sidewalk and Kernishion Charleston, 37, in the front yard of Allen’s apartment. Both women died at the scene, while the suspect, 40-year-old Antirio Brown, drove away in his truck and headed away from Tallahassee on the interstate.
Florida Highway Patrol Troopers identified Brown’s truck in the Lake City area and began pursuing him; Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputies rammed the vehicle and deployed stop sticks in a successful effort to stop the truck.
As deputies called for the SWAT Team and tried to make contact with Brown, he reportedly went live on Facebook to announce that he was going to kill himself: “It’s over. It’s over. If you all don’t want to see me kill myself online, I suggest you all log off… because that’s what’s going to happen.”
By the time Alachua County SWAT Team members and medical personnel determined that it was safe to approach the truck, Brown was dead.
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