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Thursday, July 07, 2022

Shooting suspect charged with murder

A suspect accused of involvement in the downtown shooting of a Tallahassee man was indicted Thursday on charges of first-degree murder.

Okpara Kehinde Nelson, 22, was also charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, said State Attorney Bill Cervone.

Nelson was also charged with a felony for drug possession during the summer, Cervone said.

Nelson is accused of shooting 22-year-old Andrew David Arosemena in the head last month after a confrontation in the Southwest Downtown Parking Garage.

Nelson and Antwan Maurice Maye, 25, pulled out handguns after Arosemena yelled at them to "hurry up," a police report stated.

Arosemena was the passenger of a 2000 Lincoln Town Car at the time and was waiting to get out of the garage.

As Maye and Arosemena argued, Nelson reached into the car and shot Arosemena, the report stated.

Arosemena died later that afternoon at Shands at UF.

The judge said Nelson will not have a bond, Cervone said. Nelson will make a second appearance in court this week when he will be formally advised of the charges, Cervone said.

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