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This week: a gunshot, a lovers’ quarrel and a rash of car burglaries

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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013 12:44 am | Updated: 12:46 am, Thu Jun 13, 2013.

A Gainesville man was rushed to UF Health Shands Hospital on Wednesday after Gainesville Police officers responded to a report of a gunshot at a hotel.

Officers found Enece Guerrier, a 36-year-old Orlando resident, bleeding heavily from a gunshot wound in the lobby of Sleep Inn & Suites, 4110 SW 40th Blvd., according to an email from GPD spokesman Officer Ben Tobias.

Guerrier accidentally shot himself in the leg with his .45-caliber pistol when he tried to take it out of his holster in his hotel room, according to the email. He then walked to the lobby to ask someone to call 911.

Guerrier was rushed to the hospital and immediately taken into surgery, according to the email.

Both halves of a Gainesville couple were arrested for battery Tuesday in a fight about $5.

Kenneth Hill, 20, argued with his wife, 20-year-old Ahriana Hill, when she said she was going to leave the house to spend $5 on food, according to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

When Ahriana, who is five months pregnant, began to back out of the driveway, her husband opened the car door and reached for her purse, according to the report. After the purse broke, Ahriana Hill drove toward Kenneth Hill and got out of the car.

According to the report, Kenneth Hill then squeezed her neck for about five seconds, pushed her to the ground and pinned her against the car. Ahriana Hill scratched him in the face.

They were both booked in the Alachua County Jail and later released.

Two 14-year-old boys were taken to the Alachua Regional Juvenile Detention Center on Tuesday after they said they stole items from about 50 unlocked cars.

GPD Officers Bernard Exavier and Jesus Rivera discovered that youths had been involved in a rash of car burglaries along Southwest 20th Avenue and Southwest 62nd Boulevard, according to an email from GPD spokesman Officer Ben Tobias.

The two officers spoke with one of the boys who lived nearby, and he confessed to a specific burglary. He also identified a friend who was involved, according to the email.

The second boy said they had stolen items from about 50 cars with unlocked doors, according to the email.

Tobias said he didn’t know what specific items were taken.

“They just looked for crimes of opportunity,” Tobias said.

Contact Kelcee Griffis at [email protected].

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