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Police identify suspect, victims in shooting at Gainesville apartment complex

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Gainesville Police say a suspect is in custody and a female hostage is safe after two male employees were shot to death inside the leasing office at Summer Place Villas Tuesday.

Officer Ben Tobias said officers responded to the leasing office at 3316 SW 41st Place after receiving a 911 call from a resident at 1:36 pm. The first officer found a bullet hole in one of the windows and the two victims inside the office, Tobias said.

Tobias identified the victims Tuesday night as 28-year-old Jude Onyegbulam Osuji, Jr. and 61-year-old Robert Earl Brumbaugh, both employees at Summer Place. Tobias said they learned a 19-year-old woman, also an employee, was taken hostage from the scene. Her name has not been released.

Investigators identified the suspect as 23-year-old Cedric Tremaine Plummer and said he lived at the complex. They heard he was likely traveling north on I-75 and alerted authorities in Georgia. Tobias said they were able to track Plummer and hostage electronically.

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Tobias announced at 3:30 p.m. that Plummer was taken into custody in Lowndes County, Georgia. Tobias said Georgia State Patrol and the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office stopped the vehicle on I-75. He was taken into custody and the woman was found safe inside the car. Tobias said they found a gun in the vehicle but are still trying to determine if it was the same gun used in the shootings. Investigators are traveling to Georgia to bring the woman back and to question Plummer, who's still being held in Georgia.

“Law enforcement is all about teamwork,” said Tobias. “This afternoon, officers and investigators from GPD were able to work seamlessly with our brothers and sisters in Georgia to identify, locate, and arrest a homicide suspect in less than 2 hours from the time of dispatch. I’m proud to work alongside such a dedicated group of professionals.”


This is a developing story. Check back with CBS 4 Gainesville as more details become available.


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