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.
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.