Suspect in Fatal Shooting Cooperating with Police, Stand-Your-Ground Possible Defense if Charged
BROOKSVILLE – Separate, unrelated shootings on the night of January 23rd claimed the lives of three people and left a fourth fighting for his life. (ORIGINAL REPORT)
Brene Marshall, 16, and Teneta Morrell, 40, were brutally murdered inside a home on Azen Loop, allegedly at the hands of 23-year-old Khristian Donvell Francis. After a brief search, SWAT stormed a residence on Thorncrest Ave and took Francis into custody without further incident. Francis is charged with 2-counts of first degree murder and attempted first degree murder for critically wounding 36-year-old Adolphus Washington. There are unconfirmed reports that Francis not only shot the victims but that he stabbed them multiple times during the terrifying ordeal.
One hour before terror struck the Hill n’ Dale subdivision, Brooksville Police say a possible drug deal gone bad led to the shooting death of 21-year-old De’Aundre Roberts.
The shooter in De’Aundre’s case has not been arrested but sources say he is cooperating with Police and that it’s in the hands of the State Attorney’s Office for review. There are unconfirmed reports that charges could come as early as next week.
We tried to speak with Assistant State Attorney Pete Magrino on Friday, but he declined to comment at this time.
We were unable to reach the alleged shooter, “Anthony”, for comment but sources say he plans to claim the killing was in self-defense.
De’Aundre Roberts was laid to rest on February 3rd at Brooksville Cemetery.
We will bring more on this story as it develops.
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