Alachua Police: Second brother arrested in shooting that wounded 3 adults, 2 children

McKenzly Edwards

Alachua Police say a second brother has been arrested in the January shooting that wounded three adults and two children.

Chief Chad Scott said U.S. Marshals arrested 24-year-old McKenzly "Kenny Poo Poo" Edwards about 2 a.m. Saturday at a home in West Palm Beach. He's charged with six counts of attempted murder. He will be returned to Alachua County Jail and held on a $1.8 million bond.

His brother, 22-year-old Kenzel Edwards, was arrested in February on the same charges.

Police say the brothers fired more than 25 rounds at a car on 155th Place on January 15th. Two men who were standing outside the car were hit, as were a woman and two of her young children inside the car. A third child was not hit. Sgt. Jesse Sandusky said all of the victims have since been released from the hospital.

Police believe the shooting was a gang-related shooting in retaliation for the deadly shooting of 27-year-old Dana Walker Jr. the day before at Maude Lewis Park. 15-year-old Kemarri Hampton is charged with murder in Walker's death.

Walker's death was the first homicide in Alachua in 10 years but was followed by another on June 25th when police say someone shot Quantrale Gaskins multiple times. It was the second time Gaskins had been shot since April.

No one has been charged in Gaskins' death. Police say Gaskins knew at least some of the people involved in the other shootings but are still investigating whether his death is connected. Scott said they know people are withholding information about what happened.

"There's still work to be done," Scott said.


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