Homicide at Southern Pine Apartments
The Gainesville Police Department reports a man in Southern Pines Apartments was shot and killed in his home early this morning....and residents say they are not happy about it.
GPD arrived at the apartment complex in Southwest Gainesville after Multiple 911 calls from residents.
Witnesses told them Samuel Hamilton who lived there...had been shot in the head.
Police say the shooter is 26 year old Larry Whitehead Jr.
Whitehead ran away from the scene after forcing his way into Hamilton's apartment where the two got into an argument before he shot and killed Hamilton.
Whitehead has not been located.
Neighbors say this is the third homicide to happen at Southern Pines in the last six months.
"People are dying all around me… you know what I'm saying? This not no way to live," said resident Dorothy Thompson.
"Our concern at this point is locating Whitehead who is considered extremely dangerous and armed and finding him and arresting him," said GPD Spokesperson, Ben Tobias.
According to GPD, the case is still under investigation as they search for Whitehead…
They also told residents in the area can expect to see an increase in police until the shooter is found.
Whitehead is being charged with first degree murder.
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