Police Investigate Shooting
July 22, 2014
The Tallahassee Police Department continues its investigation into the shooting incident which occurred last night at approximately 9:35p.m. TPD was called to the 800 block of Alabama Street after a neighborhood resident called 911 and stated they heard what appeared to be an argument or loud yelling. TPD Patrol Officers arrived and found a male lying in the street, suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The officers immediately began to give medical aid and summoned emergency medical personnel. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is recovering from his injuries.
Investigators from TPD's Violent Crimes Unit and Forensic Unit responded to the scene and are conducting a methodical and thorough investigation into the incident, including reviewing all evidence and interviewing all witnesses. The victim has been identified as James Byrd Jr DOB: 04/14/1968.
Community members with information about this case are asked to please call TPD at 606-5800 or the Big Bend Crime Stoppers at 574-TIPS. Crime Stoppers does not want your name, just your information; and, you may be eligible for a cash reward.
David Northway, TPD Public Information Office, (850) 891-4255