Gainesville Police arrested a convicted felon on Monday who fired a gun outside the Come N Go on NE 16th Avenue.
According to a Gainesville Police Department (GPD) release, officers responded at 10:15 p.m. to a male caller (later identified as 33-year-old Courtney Crosby) who reported someone shooting at him at the Come N Go convenience store at 1150 NE 16th Ave.
When officers arrived, Crosby said the suspect was in a U-Haul van stopped at the NW 16th Avenue and N Main Street intersection. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the U-Haul van and ordered the driver out of the vehicle. The driver complied and was placed in handcuffs and put into a patrol vehicle.
While officers investigated, Crosby ran toward the patrol car and attempted to open the door, yelling he was going to kill the detained suspect. Officers attempted to handcuff Crosby, who resisted them. Once Crosby was handcuffed, he was placed in a separate patrol car.
After interviewing both parties, the investigation revealed the driver of the U-Haul van was in Bentley’s parking lot at 1138 NE 16th Ave. when shots were fired and he fled the area in the U-Haul.
Officers conducted interviews of both parties on the scene. Investigation revealed the driver of the U-Haul van was in the parking lot at 1138 NE 16th Ave when shots were fired and he fled the area in the U-Haul vehicle.
Surveillance footage captured Crosby in the adjacent parking lot at 1150 NE 16th Ave. exciting the Come N Go store and firing a gun. Crosby’s vehicle sustained holes, and, after an investigation, the firearm was located in Crosby’s vehicle.
A check on Crosby’s record showed he was a convicted felon. Police arrested Crosby with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and resisting without violence. Crosby complained of physical injuries and was transported to the hospital before going to the Alachua County Jail.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact GPD detectives at 352-393-7670 or can remain anonymous by reporting tips to the Alachua County Crime Stoppers at www.stopcrime.tv.