All three suspects in the Rose Food Store shooting have been arrested

By  | 

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -- UPDATE(04/23/19):
The third suspect involved has been identified as John Willis.
He was arrested a little less than an hour ago at the Wing-Zone on UF Campus.

The second identified suspect in the Rose Food shooting was arrested on Monday night.

32-year-old Quinten Golston was arrested on a warrant for possessing a firearm by a convicted felon. His bond is set at $100,000.

Gainesville Police is still working to identify the third person involved in the shooting.
35-year-old Artavis Mallary was arrested Thursday night on a warrant for attempted murder and aggravated assault with a firearm.

Police are still looking for 32-year-old Quinten Golston who is also wanted for his involvement in the shooting.
Gainesville Police has identified Quinten Omar Golston, 32, for his involvement in the Rose Food Store shooting that happened on March 31, 2019.

GPD is asking anyone who knows of his whereabouts to call 911 and you may receive a cash reward for information leading to his arrest by submitting your information to Crime Stoppers via their website at, their P3 App, or by calling.

Artavis Jamar Mallary, 35, is also wanted for Attempted Murder and 2 Counts of Aggravated Assault with a firearm for his involvement in the Rose Food Store shooting. If you know where he is you are also asked to call 911 for a cash reward call Crime Stoppers.

"The third individual is still yet to be identified," GPD spokesperson Jorge Campos said. "Detectives are still looking for information that will lead to the third subject. We have been in contact with one of the individuals. He indicated that he wanted to turn himself in but he has yet to do so."

UPDATE; Police are expanding their search for the people involved in a shooting outside a northeast Gainesville food store on March 31st.

Video released by the Gainesville Police Department captures the exact moment a shooting broke out at the rose food store.

According to GDP, one of the shooters was hanging around the parking lot for some time while two other people later arrived in a silver sedan.

Soon both parties became engaged in an argument and within seconds all three pulled out their guns and began firing.

Miraculously, no one involved in the shooting was injured, however, a vehicle occupied by two innocent bystanders was hit multiple times.

At the current time, GPD has not taken any suspects into custody and is asking the public's help in identifying the men captured on surveillance video.

Chief Inspector with GPD, Jorge Campos said that people need to be alert and be aware of their surroundings.

"We need to identify these individuals quickly, get them off the street and address the situation immediately before further violence occurs,” he said.

Neighbors are concerned. Resident Sharon Ruthie Hale-Ferguson said she regularly gets out into the community as well, stating over text she believes that the community needs to understand that people don't need or want violence, especially against one another.

Her hope is positively build up her community.

There is also a cash reward being offered for any information that leads to an arrest.

An anonymous tip can be submitted online at or residents can directly call the detective in charge of this case at 352-393-7684.

Gainesville Police released a surveillance video of a shootout that happened at the Rose Food Store on Northeast 16th Avenue on March 31st, 2019.

According to police, as one of the shooters was loitering in the parking lot, two other suspects arrived in a silver 4 door sedan. Both men got out of the vehicle, approached the male, and engaged in a verbal altercation. Within seconds, both parties began shooting at each other. No one was hit.

A car with 2 innocent bystanders was hit multiple times.

GPD is asking the public to help identify the suspects.