Gainesville teen charged with murder in 8th Avenue double shooting


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    A teenager has been arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder from the shooting that happened March 9th.

    James Eugene Boykins Jr., 19, was captured in connection to Saturday’s shooting at the 8th Avenue Food Store.


    Officials say they arrested Boykins around 4:30 p.m., Thursday with no incident.

    Police are not releasing how the shooting started, but officials believe Boykins shot and killed a victim Montez Davis, and shot a woman nearby.

    Boykins is also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and will now be held in the Alachua County Jail.

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