What police say was a possible drug deal gone wrong left one dead, others injured and the deceased’s cousin charged with homicide.
On Sunday afternoon, officers from the Tallahassee Police Department responded to an incident at Shaker Heights apartment complex on Wahnish Way where at least one person had been shot.
Two cousins, Denzell Billings-Harrison and Jamal Kee, went to the apartment to purchase marijuana. Once inside, the suspects ordered three residents to the kitchen area where the suspects allegedly robbed the victims at gunpoint according to an arrest affidavit.
During the alleged robbery, one of the victims began fighting Harrison and a shot was fired.
Harrison was later identified by one of the victims in a photo line-up as the one who fired the shot.
At some point, another one of the residents armed himself with a knife and stabbed Kee multiple times.
Daryl Burks, a third suspect in the incident, kicked in the apartment door to assist the other two suspects in fleeing the scene.
“I was across the street praying when I heard a door being kicked down. I looked up and saw a boy kicking the door, went in and I heard shots fired,” said a resident, and FAMU student who wished to remain unamed
The resident said he then saw four black males run down the stairs from the apartment and speed away in a waiting gray Nissan Altima.
Shortly after, officers were dispatched to Checkers on Lake Bradford Road to assist two individuals who had been stabbed. Once on the scene, officers discovered the incidents were related.
Harrison suffered stab wounds to the back of his head and Kee was stabbed multiple times in the chest and abdomen.
Paramedics transported both Harrison and Kee to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, where Kee was pronounced dead.
“I can’t believe all of this happened so close to campus. I believe one of them was a FAMU student,” said Derrick Morgan, a second-year business student from Indianapolis. This claim could not be verified.
Police found a great amount of marijuana in Harrison’s pocket and documents that belonged to Denzel Mathew in Kee’s.