Second man charged in Oct. 20 shooting

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A second Gainesville man suspected of shooting a girl during an Oct. 20 altercation was arrested Tuesday by the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.

Nathaniel Williams, 26, of 2012 SW 69th Drive, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon by a felon, according to an arrest report.

Co-defendant Patrick Laverne Marks, 47, of 2008 SW 69th Drive, was arrested in late October. He was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and possession of a weapon by a felon, according to an arrest report.

The incident happened at 1717 SW 69th Terrace when the girl and a boy reportedly got into a fight. Marks was either with the boy or nearby.

Neighbors intervened and Marks and the boy left in a red Ford Mustang. A short time later the car drove up with Marks and Williams inside, the report states. The car stopped in the middle of the street.

The report said Marks stood near the car pointing the gun at several people while Williams ran from the car toward the people with a gun, firing shots.

The girl was hit in the arm and abdomen. She was taken to UF Health Shands Pediatric Center with three small-caliber gunshot wounds that were not life-threatening.

Williams and Marks are known in the neighborhood and witnesses picked them out of a photo lineup, the report said.


 

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