Deputies arrest man accused of shooting 14-year-old girl near Gainesville

Nathaniel Williams/Alachua County Jail

Alachua County Sheriff's deputies on Tuesday arrested a 20-year-old man accused of shooting a 14-year-old girl near a Gainesville apartment complex last month.

Deputies charged 20-year-old Nathaniel Williams III with attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of a gun by a convicted felon.

An arrest report says the victim was shot three times with a small-caliber handgun at on SW 19th Court a on Oct. 20th.

The report says the victim was involved in a fight with 47-year-old Patrick Marks and a juvenile until neighbors intervened. Deputies say Marks and the juvenile left but later returned with Williams in a red Mustang.

The report says Marks stood near the car pointing a gun at the victim and her friends when Williams ran toward them with a gun and threatened to shoot one of them when he tried to run. That's when, the report says, Williams turned toward the victim and fired several shots, striking her twice in the left arm and once in the lower, right abdomen.

Deputies say they took off in the Mustang, which was later found behind Infinite Energy on SW 24th Ave. Inside the car in plain view, deputies say they found two, .22-caliber rounds and a shell in the passenger's seat.

Investigators say victims and witnesses identified both Marks and Williams in a photo lineup.

Marks was arrested a couple of days later.

Williams is being held at the Alachua County Jail on a bond of $1,350,000 bond.

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