Gainesville police release body-cam footage in hopes of identifying downtown shooter from last weekend

Published: Feb. 24, 2021 at 10:37 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Gainesville Police released new video in an effort to identify a shooting suspect.

According to police, shots were fired around 1:30 am Sunday near the Wells Fargo parking garage downtown.

The body camera of a responding officer captured a man crouching with a firearm, facing the direction of where the original shots came from.

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At gunpoint, the officer ordered the man to stop, but he ran off, ultimately escaping.

Several vehicles were struck by gunfire, and a bystander was grazed as well.

The suspect is a Black male.

In total, 25 shell casings were found on scene.

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