Suspects held in Sunday shooting

Four people were arrested in connection with the fatal shooting that left one dead and five injured at the Circle K/ McDonald’s parking lot March 29. 

According to a Leon County Sheriff’s press release, Earl Jackson, 18, was arrested on March 30 for possession of a firearm by a delinquent and carrying a concealed weapon. Darvaunte Vaughn, 23, was arrested and charged with possession of firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a concealed weapon on March 31.

Tachawnbie Gay, 21, was arrested and charged with felony murder and two counts of attempted murder and discharging a firearm in public on April 2.

Christopher Harvey, 23, was arrested and charged with accessory after the fact and tampering with evidence on April 2.

“I think the census of Tallahassee should be concerned as whole,” said Leon County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Tony Drzeiwiecki.

According to Drzeiwiecki, suspects were identified by the surveillance video. 
“We used the video evidence and with statements, we were able to identify the person as Darvaunte Vaughn,” Drzeiwiecki said.

Drzeiwiecki said this case is very intensive and complex, yet they are making great progress.

Drzeiwiecki said he would advise everyone to be careful of the participation occurring around people.
“People should always be aware of surroundings at all times,” Drzeiwiecki said. “It seems to always be some correlation between large gatherings and partying.”

Some students commented about the shooting.

Deon Dennis, 21, a senior business student from Fort Lauderdale is not surprised that an incident such as this occurred.

“It happens everywhere, it’s not like this is new to the world,” Dennis said.

Dennis added that he would advise people not to put themselves in a position where danger can occur.

DeAntae Cooper, 20, a sophomore business student from Piscataway, NJ, was shocked that this type of incident happened.

“It’s stupid that people are shooting each other,” Cooper said.

Cooper said that a lady at his church was affected by this incident, which affected him.

“It aggravated me because we don’t need to be killing each other,” Cooper said. “I would advise people not to let emotions take over intelligence because a lot of us get mad and let our emotions get the best of us, which can kill us.”