Monday, June 25, 2018
Public safety

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.

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