Wanted Wednesdays: Alachua man wanted for 6 counts of attempted murder


For this week’s Wanted Wednesday, we bring you a man whose name may ring a bell.

“Mr. McKenzley Edwards does have an active warrant for his arrest for six counts of attempted murder,” said Brett Rhodenizer from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.

24-year-old McKenzley Edwards has been on the run since January 15th, when police say he and his brother, Kenzel Edwards, fired more than 25 rounds at a car in Alachua…wounding five people, including two children.

“What’s important is these are armed and dangerous individuals willing to shoot at groups of people with over two dozen rounds,” Rhodenizer said.

Police say the brothers acted out of gang related payback for the murder of Dana Walker Jr. that happened the day before at a park nearby in Alachua.

“The public was great at helping the Alachua police department identify the shooters and now we’re asking for the public’s help again to help apprehend those folks with warrants, specifically, Mr. Edwards,” Rhodenizer said. “He’s an armed and dangerous felon.”

Kenzel was arrested February 7th, but authorities say they have no idea on where McKenzley may be.

“We have no information right now on his whereabouts and that’s why we’re appealing to the public,” Rhodenizer said. “Their help was instrumental in identifying him as one of the suspects, now we are asking for your help again to help get this individual off the streets.”

McKenzley is a black male with black hair and brown eyes. He is 6’2 and 170 pounds.

If you have any information of McKenzley’s whereabouts, you can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at (352) 372-STOP.

RELATED: See more Wanted Wednesdays stories here.

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