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Suspect Identified in Shooting of Teenage Girl, Believed to be Armed and Dangerous

SPRING HILL – Sheriff Al Nienhuis has identified the suspect responsible for shooting a teenage girl inside Spring Haven Apartments last night, as 17-year-old Christian Rakewon Fitzgerald. The suspect is described as 5’08”, 180 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes.

Neinhuis says Fitzgerald shot the victim in the face outside the apartment complex clubhouse and then fled the scene.

The suspect is believed to be in possession of a firearm and could be a threat to the public.

The victim in stable condition at this time, according to officials

Kathleen Cancel lives near where the shooting occurred and says she heard what sounded like fireworks followed by a scream. Cancel ran down stairs and found the victim lying on the ground bleeding from the face and her brother screaming for help. Kathleen stayed with the victim and tried to help her while waiting for EMS to arrive on scene.

We will bring more on this story as it develops.


SPRING HILL – Sheriff’s Deputies are searching the person responsible for shooting a teenage girl inside Spring Haven Apartments just minutes ago.

Information is still developing but according to sources, an 18-year-old girl was shot in the face by a black male, who witnesses say is wearing black shorts and carrying a small shoulder bag. The suspect is allegedly an 17-year-old juvenile who is believed to have an outstanding warrant.

The victim was conscious and breathing before being transported from the scene.

Spring Haven Apartments is located on Mariner Blvd just north of County Line Road.

We will bring more on this story as it develops.

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  • What is she doing with that thing she can do much better and stay with own race

    Saturday, 7 October 2017, 10:02 pm
  • Really everyone is surprised?… REALLY ????

    Saturday, 7 October 2017, 9:30 pm
  • MIKE! THAT’S A BIG 10/4!!

    Saturday, 7 October 2017, 8:51 am
  • that savage is lucky she’s not my daughter

    Friday, 6 October 2017, 10:55 pm
  • IDIOTS! VERY WELL SAID! ALSO CONCERNED, most likely boyfriend or former, guess she broke the rules of the gangsta wanna be mentality thug handbook, which probably states she’s (his) property? coward fricken loser!!!

    Friday, 6 October 2017, 5:50 pm
  • The news is making this out to be a random incident and people are afraid. Rightfully so, but I looked at the suspects Facebook page and there are comments from the victim on his photo, smiley faces with heart eyes from as far back as January. She knew him and so it is safe to assume she was targeted by him for some reason, not some random thug running around shooting people. I think this is important to inform the public about and for us to be vigilant, but it was obviously planned. God bless her and her family she did not deserve this horrible thing to happen to her at such a young age.

    Friday, 6 October 2017, 4:01 pm
  • ENZO! SPOT ON AS ALWAYS! freakin nappy headed little thug wanna be! hope next story is suspect found and……….. attempted to pull gun on our deputies and……….they made scumbag gangsta look like a PINADA!! OH HELL YEAH!!

    Friday, 6 October 2017, 3:45 pm
  • They better get him before someone else does..I would be head hunting myself if that was my family member, let alone my daughter…pos go back ta twiggz skreet dawg..better yet bend over bubba got a surprise for you✌🏿

    Friday, 6 October 2017, 3:14 pm
  • BLM doing what they do best

    Friday, 6 October 2017, 2:59 pm
  • He was BLACK!?!?!😳
    NO WAY!!!

    Friday, 6 October 2017, 2:40 pm
  • I think he was her boyfriend. This wasn’t a random act.

    Friday, 6 October 2017, 2:17 pm
  • Someone’s little angel…

    Friday, 6 October 2017, 1:58 pm

    Friday, 6 October 2017, 1:38 pm
    • Enzo , how do we know she didn’t provoke him to react this way? The guy has rights and will get his day in court.if you support and believe in the constitution you will let justice run it’s course.

      Saturday, 7 October 2017, 2:23 pm
  • don’t take him alive use a gun check out time shootem
    was this a drug deal?

    Friday, 6 October 2017, 1:10 pm
  • Now an entire community is going to be on edge due to the actions of one heinous person. Just turn yourself in or if you r his friends or family, turn him in.

    Friday, 6 October 2017, 1:04 pm
  • This just sucks. And before Mike the rebel flag guy can say anything Just shut the he’ll up.

    Friday, 6 October 2017, 12:03 pm
    • Sorry Hell

      Friday, 6 October 2017, 12:04 pm

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