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Armed robbery at Domino’s on SW 13th Street, shots fired at Forest Pines Basketball Court

Press release from Gainesville Police Department

On Monday, September 7, 2020, at approximately 1:16 a.m., Gainesville Police Department (GPD) officers were dispatched to 2106 SW 13th Street (Domino’s Pizza), in reference to an armed robbery. After entering the business, a suspect showed a handgun to a Domino’s employee (victim) working the register, pointed it at them, and demanded cash. The victim gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect then fled. At this time, the suspect has not been identified.

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at approximately 7:05 p.m., GPD officers were dispatched to 1009 NE 25th Street (Forest Pines Basketball Court) in reference to shots fired. A subsequent investigation by GPD detectives revealed that a juvenile (suspect) got into an argument with another juvenile (victim) on the basketball court, pulled a firearm out of a backpack, and fired it into the air. A search warrant was issued for the suspect’s home and during a follow-on observation of the area on Thursday, September 3, 2020, the suspect was caught during a short foot chase. While searching the suspect’s home, a loaded shotgun was located, and a routine check revealed it was stolen during a recent conveyance burglary. The suspect was interviewed at GPD and confessed to shooting a gun at the basketball court. The suspect was arrested for carrying a concealed firearm, resisting without violence, and discharge of a firearm in public.

As GPD continues to respond to increased instances of shots fired, shootings, and armed robberies, we want to assure our neighbors that we are working vigorously at preventing these violent incidents from occurring. GPD enhanced its partnership with local and federal prosecutors as well as area law enforcement agencies in April 2019, in the combined effort to curb gun-related crimes by prosecuting known armed career criminals in federal court through the Gun Violence Initiative. Over a dozen successful federal indictments have been levied during this timeframe and of those convicted, the sentences average over 10 years in a federal penitentiary. We continue to ask our neighbors to partner with us in stemming this growing tide of gun violence. If you see or hear something that concerns you, please contact 911 as soon as possible.

If anyone has information about the armed robbery at Domino’s Pizza or any other gun violence incidents, please contact GPD Detectives at 352-393-7670, or remain anonymous by reporting information to Crime Stoppers at 352-372-7687 or https://www.stopcrime.tv/.

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