Arrests made at scene of shooting at Point West Apartments

Arrests made at scene of shooting at Point West Apartments
Published: Dec. 30, 2021 at 12:45 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Three suspects are in custody after they were arrested at the scene of the shooting at Point West Apartments in Gainesville.

19-year-old Antonio Bowers, 23-year-old Dennis Singleton and 22-year-old Dekwan Howard were found in a vehicle near the apartments on SW 13th St. late Tuesday night.

Officers say the victim was house-sitting for a friend when someone from outside shot him in the throat.

The victim returned fire before escaping through a window.

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When police found the suspects, one of the men claimed they were at the apartments to buy marijuana.

Bowers and Howard both face firearm-related charges, plus a charge of loitering or prowling.

Singleton was just arrested on the loitering or prowling charges.

Additionally, Bowers is being charged with resisting arrest.

“There is a thorough investigation that goes on and so there’s been a few people who’ve been arrested for some minor offenses to what could be ultimately a charge in an incident like somebody being shot,” GPD spokesperson Graham Glover said. “At this point we’re just not prepared to make any sort of connection from those that were arrested to the shooting, that could change.”

The victim was released from the hospital. Police are still actively investigating the shooting.

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