Gunfire Goes Off In An Alachua Neighborhood
According to the Alachua Police Department, it happened Friday afternoon on Northwest 158th Avenue. Officers said the victim was walking down the street when 24-year-old Detricke Owens got out of his car and hit the victim on the head with the gun. That blow is what officers think caused the gun to fire.
Carrie Lund, detective with the Alachua Police Department, said Owens is facing multiple charges, and they want him off the streets.
"We'd like to get him off the streets as soon as possible just because a large caliber handgun was used in this crime," said Lund.
Officers said that the victim has a cut on the head and is expected to be okay. As for what started the incident, officers believed it has to do with a previous argument, but are not sure what it was about.
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