Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Two arrested in drive-by shooting in Brooksville

BROOKSVILLE — Brooksville police arrested two people who officers believe were involved in a drive-by shooting Tuesday in front of an apartment complex.

According to Chief George Turner, officers responded about 11:45 a.m. to Oak Park Apartments at 460 Hale Ave. after reports that several people had fired a gun into the air and then drove away in a green four-door sedan. No one was injured.

Officers found the car with cousins Jac'Quavyn Spikes, 21, of Ocala and Shani Stokes, 24, of Wildwood inside. The weapon was not in the car, but Turner said officers tracked down the owner of the vehicle, who is in a relationship with Stokes, and found the Heckler & Koch .40-caliber handgun hidden in a child seat.

Detectives learned that Spikes and Stokes stopped at the man's home after the shooting and dropped off the child seat without telling the man they hid a gun in it, Turner said. The gun was reported stolen during a car burglary in Fort Lauderdale.

Turner said Spikes and Stokes were fighting with cousins who lived at the apartment complex, but he was not sure what the argument was about.

Officers arrested Spikes on charges of discharging a firearm from a vehicle and possession of stolen property. Stokes was arrested on one count of accessory after the fact.

Spikes and Stokes were being held Tuesday night at the Hernando County Detention Center — Spikes in lieu of $20,000 bail and Stokes in lieu of $15,000.

Two arrested in drive-by shooting in Brooksville 08/05/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 9:15pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Tiki Barber will join his brother, Ronde, on Fox broadcast for Bucs-Giants

    Bucs

    FOX announced Monday night that former Bucs cornerback Ronde Barber will have a familiar face joining him as a guest analyst for the Oct. 1 Bucs-Giants game in Tampa: his twin brother Tiki, who will join …

    Tik Barber, right, will join his brother, Ronde, left, as a guest analyst on the Oct. 1 Bucs-Giants broadcast on FOX. [Times files (2006)]
  2. Cannons will fire again when Bucs return to Raymond James Stadium

    Bucs

    As good as the Bucs looked in their season-opening 29-7 win against the Bears on Sunday, fans couldn't help but notice that the success didn't sound the same at Raymond James Stadium.

     Ron Gutschmidt is perched on top of the Buccaneer pirate ship ready to activate the ship's cannons with the press of a button after a Buccaneer touchdown. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
  3. Rick and Tom podcast: How should Joe Maddon be remembered tonight?

    The Heater

    Rick Stroud and Tom Jones talk about Joe Maddon's return to Tropicana Field for the first time since he left the Rays in 2014 in the latest edition of our Rick and Tom podcast. They discuss the mixed emotions …

    Joe Maddon returns to Tropicana Field tonight for the first time since he left the Rays in 2014. [Getty Images]
  4. Watch live: President Trump's speech to the U.N. General Assembly

    World

    UNITED NATIONS — U.S. President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron are expected to take the spotlight at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations — but it's the tough global challenges from the nuclear threat in North Korea and the plight of Myanmar's minority Muslims to the …

    President Donald Trump shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in New York. [Associated Press]
  5. Police seek suspect in attack on elderly woman in St. Petersburg (w/video)

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG — Police are seeking the public's help in finding a woman they say violently attacked a 69-year-old woman earlier this month.