LCPD arrests gunman in shooting

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Marquis Murrell
Courtesy of Lake City Police Department Marquis Murrell

A Lake City man was arrested after he allegedly shot a passenger in his vehicle on Wednesday night.

According to a Lake City Police Department (LCPD) release, officers arrested Marquis Murrell, 26, after an argument with a passenger inside his Jeep Cherokee around Duval and Lake Jeffrey at 9:20 p.m.

Officers were dispatched to the Dollar General at 663 W. Duval St. to a report of a person shot. They located a victim with a gunshot wound to the abdomen and emergency responders transported the victim to the hospital.

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The victim initially said they did not know the other passenger and described the shooter as a young black male with locks. After continued questioning and reports from witnesses, officers discovered Murrell was driving the vehicle and both Murrell and the victim got into an argument. Murrell stopped the vehicle and told the victim to get out and, when the victim refused to exit, he shot the victim.

LCPS located Murrell and he was arrested for aggravated battery.

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