Eugene Javon Patrick turned himself in to the Alachua County Jail Tuesday, more than a week after fatally shooting 36-year-old Bobby Bernard Hopkins, Jr. in the chest, according to a Gainesville Police Department press release.
Metro | Crime
Public masturbation and lack of communication leaves tenants of Gainesville Place worried for their safetyBy Sam Schaffer | July 23
There have been more than 60 reports of crimes ranging from suspicious incidents to burglary and assault at the Gainesville Place apartments at 2800 SW 35th Pl. in the last two years, according to Gainesville Police Department records.
Two people were shot in a drive-by Monday night at the 1200 block of Southeast 19th Terrace near the Gainesville Vineyard church, prompting the Gainesville Police Department to address local gun violence.
At about 10 p.m., Gainesville Police Department officers responded to several calls about shots fired at the Eighth Avenue Food Store located at 1634 NE Eighth Ave. by the Gainesville Community Holiness Church.
Gainesville community bands together at an event to raise awareness for the rise in gun violence that has occurred in the past year.
The Gainesville Police Department arrested a man Thursday in connection with a hit-and-run car crash that killed UF student Maggie Paxton in December.
The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office found 13-year-old Delia Young’s body on Wednesday after she had been reported missing on May 16.
Last October, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners approved $500,000 for body cameras, ACSO spokesperson Art Forgey said. Deputies who do not wear body cameras when they are supposed to can face penalties. There is currently not a set date for the body camera requirement.
The woman lost control of the sedan for “unknown reasons,” crossed the inside center median and entered the eastbound lane before the two vehicles collided, according to the release.