Jury indicts 3 in Pointe 23 Apartments murder

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A grand jury indicted a man and two teenagers charged with killing and robbing Caleb Fries in the Feb. 19 shooting at Pointe 23 Apartments.

According to an Eighth Judicial Circuity press release, the Alachua County Grand Jury returned a true bill indicting 25-year-old Dyquann Freeney, 15-year-old Kemeon Lee and 14-year-old Mikhail Lawson on first degree murder, conspiracy to commit robbery with a firearm and robbery with a firearm.

Dyquann Freeney
Alachua County Jail Dyquann Freeney
Kemeon Lee
Alachua County Jail Kemeon Lee
Mikhail Lawson
Alachua County Jail Mikhail Lawson

Freeney was also indicted on possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, tampering with physical evidence and shooting into an occupied vehicle. Lawson was indicted for possession of a firearm by a minor under 18 and Lee was indicted on unlawful use of a two-way communications device.

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The three were arrested on March 20 for the shooting that occurred on Feb. 19 when Gainesville Police Department officers responded to 740 NE 23rd Avenue around 8:58 p.m. to the reports of gunfire.

When officers and EMS personnel arrived, they confirmed the death of a victim, 17-year-old Caleb Fries, suffering from a single gunshot wound sitting inside a vehicle.

Apartment residents told officers they heard three to five gunshots fired and witnesses said three black males were observed fleeing toward NE 23rd Avenue, one of whom was carrying a firearm.

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The parents of the 2 juvenile shooters should be arrested as accessories.Precedent was set 4/9/2024 in Michigan,(Ethan Crumbley).Parents got 15 years.