Teenage girls charged after gunshots fired in woods on E. University Avenue


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Isis Imani Hines, 18, was arrested and a sworn complaint was filed against an unidentified 17-year-old girl after officers investigating gunshots found them in the woods with a pistol.

At 1:00 a.m. this morning, Gainesville Police Department officers heard 12-15 gunshots in the area of 100 NE 25th Terrace, and multiple 911 calls were received about the gunshots. The area was narrowed down to a wooded block along E. University Avenue between two residential neighborhoods, and a K-9 search was conducted. Hines and the other teenage girl were reportedly found hiding in the underbrush, with a sock near them containing 13 9mm bullets and a plastic baggie with 2.7 grams of marijuana.

A further search reportedly found a Ruger pistol several feet from the two girls, and several spent shell casings were found next to a nearby creek bed. Several items belonging to the girls, including shoes and electronics, were reportedly near the pistol.

Post Miranda, Hines reportedly said that she and the other girl were walking by the woods and found the pistol on the ground next to the sock of bullets. Hines reportedly said that she picked up the gun and fired it multiple times into a creek bed. She said she ran away when she saw officers so she would not be found with the gun in her possession and that she threw the pistol when she heard the K-9 in the area. A search incident to arrest reportedly found a 9mm bullet in her pocket.

A sworn complaint with a misdemeanor charge was filed against the other girl.

Hines has been charged with firing a weapon in public, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, and a felony charge of tampering with evidence. She is being held on $12,000 bail.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • Here’s something that may help with the lack of equity in the community. Round up the parents, it still takes two, and make them raise their children together. Time to get rid of former President Johnson’s conditioning that you’ll get more government funding if you’re a single parent.

    On the bright side, the word is out about the K-9 officer.

    Time to stop deflecting.

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