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New arrest in June 29 shooting of 12-year-old

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Updated on October 21 to change “murder” to “shooting.” Samuels is charged with attempted murder.

Demontrae Saveon Samuels, 20, was arrested yesterday and charged with possession of a firearm by a delinquent and premeditated attempted murder in the shooting of 12-year-old Latravion Brumfield in the early morning hours of June 29. Bond is set at a million dollars. 18-year-old Quashaunti Aloney Samuel was previously arrested in the case and remains in the Alachua County Jail.

Samuels was previously arrested on July 9 after a search warrant at his residence produced a loaded Glock 27 .40 cal and a box of .40 cal ammunition. Samuels reportedly admitted that the items were his and that, as an adjudicated delinquent in a juvenile case, he is not permitted to possess a firearm until he is 24 years old. He posted a bond of $40,000 on July 12 and was released. There is no information in the court records about the reason for the search warrant. The First Appearance Order in that case notes a juvenile criminal history from 2013 to 2017.

Samuels was also arrested later on June 29 after he was stopped for a window tint violation and it was found that he had an active warrant for driving without a valid license after he failed to appear at a May 4 court hearing on that charge. He was released the next day on $99 bond.

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