GPD arrests 4 locals after shooting into crowd

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Passengers in a silver Kia Sol fired shots into a crowd clearing from the bars in downtown Gainesville during closing hour around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Two Gainesville Police Department (GPD) officers took cover from the shots fired, and other officers saw the gunfire and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. 

No one was injured from the gunfire, and GPD authorized a vehicle pursuit, according to a press release. The Kia Sol crashed soon after at 3100 N. Main Street. GPD set a perimeter and later apprehended four local residents who fled the vehicle. Law enforcement also found two firearms. 

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The four suspects—Jeremiah White, (DOB 7/28/1999), Akwan Osborne (3/1/1999), Austin Dow (1/4/1999), and Joseph Cromwell (4/28/1997)—were charged Sunday afternoon, according to the release. 

GPD charged suspects with the following: 

  • White for resisting without violence
  • Osborne for attempted homicide, discharge of a firearm within 1,000 feet of a person, carrying a concealed firearm and resisting without violence
  • Dow with attempted homicide, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, shooting a deadly missile into a vehicle, discharge of a firearm within 100 feet of a person, resisting without violence
  • Cromwell with attempted homicide, shooting a deadly missile into a vehicle, discharging a firearm within 1000 feet of a person, fleeing and eluding, fleeing the scene of an accident with property damage and resisting without violence.

GPD reports the investigation is ongoing. 

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