Another Twist in Brooksville Shooting, Victim Charged with Cocaine Possession
BROOKSVILLE – Police are reporting another twist in the April 14th, Peach Street shooting of 26-year-old James Henry Waddy.
Last week, the shooter, 26-year-old Douglas Lewis Jones was taken into custody and charged with three counts of attempted murder.
During the initial investigation, police suspected drugs to be the motive behind the shooting incident. Officials believed the vehicle occupied by Waddy and two other individuals contained drugs. After obtaining a warrant, detectives searched the 2011 Toyota and discovered 16.1 grams of crack cocaine.
During an interview with Waddy, he admitted to being in possession of the cocaine and placing it in the glovebox after he was shot.
Today, Waddy turned himself into the Hillsborough County Jail and is held on a $2,000 bond.
BROOKSVILLE – Earlier this afternoon, RNRF broke the news of a shooting that occurred in the area of 816 Peach Street, leaving the victim with a gunshot wound to his arm.
Officials later identified the victim as 26-year-old James Henry Waddy, who was rushed to Bayonet Point Hospital for treatment.
Officials have now identified a suspect in the shooting as 26-year-old Douglas Lewis Jones, AKA, DJ.
According to officials, Jones is wanted on 3-counts of attempted murder with a firearm, 3-counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle, and 1-count of possessing a firearm by a convicted felon. Jones is also wanted out of Hernando and Pasco Counties on various other warrants.
Police say that Jones is armed and dangerous and they do not know of his whereabouts at this time.
If you have any information regarding this case, Police urge you to call 911 immediately.
UPDATE: 4/14/2016, 8:34 P.M. – Officials with the Brooksville Police Department has released the following statement regarding today’s shooting.
On April 14, 2016 at approximately 3:00 pm, the Brooksville Police Department responded to multiple locations regarding a reported shooting that had just occurred.
Simultaneously, officers responded to the Brooksville Fire Department where a victim, James Waddy had been dropped off by a friend.
He was being treated for a gunshot wound to the right forearm by EMS personnel and was quickly transported to Bayonet Point Hospital for treatments.
At the same time a 911 call lead additional units to 770 S. Main St where a vehicle was located that had been reported to have been involved in the shooting.
It was later determined that this vehicle was used to have transport Waddy from the shooting scene and had multiple bullets holes to the exterior.
As this was unfolding other units responded to the 800 block of Peach Street. It was determined that this location was where the shooting had occurred based on physical evidence recovered at the scene.
Investigators are currently interviewing the victims and witnesses to determine what had occurred and to identity the suspect involved.
At this time a motive for the shooting is unknown. All three crime scenes were processed for evidence and are now open to the public.
Charges are pending photo pack identification of the suspect in this case.
An update will be provided as the case continues.
BROOKSVILLE – Information is still sketchy at this time, but according to our sources a shooting occurred in the area of 816 Peach Street – leaving one person with a gunshot wound to the arm.
There are unconfirmed reports that the male victim was either dropped off or managed to drive himself to nearby Fire Station 61, where he was transported to Bayonet Point Hospital for treatment.
Peach Street is closed to traffic and there may be additional police activity in the area of 770 Main Street.
There is no information at this time regarding a possible suspect.
We will bring more on this story as it develops.
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