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


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.