Gainesville police arrest convicted felon with firearm

 Officers from the Gainesville Police Department responded to the 500 block of SW 2nd Street last Friday after several calls of multiple shots fired.

After arriving to the scene, investigators identified a single bullet hole in an upstairs bedroom window and a single bullet hole in another upstairs bedroom window. Bullet holes were also found in upstairs bedroom walls. Nobody was hurt during this shooting incident.

GPD detectives are following up on leads provided by multiple witnesses at the scene. No suspects have been identified at this time.

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On Sunday, October 4th at approximately 2:30AM, at 600 NW 4th Street (Fletcher’s) GPD officers arrested, Jocquez White, 23, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The arrest occurred after officers and citizens heard gunshots in the immediate area. Officers, who were in the area responding to a gathering of an exorbitantly large crowd, then observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. GPD officers stopped the vehicle, identified a weapon in the vehicle, and arrested White after a criminal history check revealed he was a convicted felon.

As reported in press releases over the past few weeks, GPD continues to respond to increased incidents of shots fired, shootings, and armed robberies. Although multiple arrests have been made relating to these incidents, GPD continues to ask for the public to remain vigilant in helping to prevent similar instances from occurring. If anyone has information about the shooting incident at the 500 block of SW 2nd Street, please contact GPD Detectives at: 352-393-7670, or remain anonymous by reporting information to Crime Stoppers at: 352-372-7687 or

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