Alachua Deputies searching for suspect(s) in Memorial Day weekend homicide


Alachua County Deputies are searching for potential suspects in a shooting that killed 24-year-old Derrick Devante Smith on Sunday evening.

Around 7 o'clock deputies responded to multiple calls of the shooting that occurred in Holly Heights neighborhood on SW 67th Terrace right off Tower Road. When deputies arrived they found the victim in the parking lot unconscious. They attempted CPR until medical assistance arrived. Unfortunately, Smith was transported to UF Health Shands and pronounced dead.

ACSO Sgt. Chris Sims says the shooting is thought to be a result of a physical altercation that occurred earlier Sunday. Investigators and Detectives are collecting all evidence and are actively seeking suspect(s). Anyone with information is requested to call 352-955-1818, or please call Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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