Robbery leads to charge of attempted felony murder

Antonio Price was in custody after a robbery at an Econo Mart.


Published: Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, July 31, 2009 at 11:52 p.m.

A robbery Thursday morning ended with one man shot and another man in custody on a charge of attempted felony murder, according to police and jail records.

Antonio Price, 24, of Archer was in custody at the Alachua County jail Friday after police arrested him for shooting a man during a robbery outside the Econo Mart, 4105 N.W. 13th St., at about 11:40 a.m.

A Gainesville resident told police he had parked at the store when another man came up to him and asked for a ride for himself and a friend.

As the motorist was clearing a seat for the passengers, he said one of the men told him to "give it up."

The driver told the pair they weren't going to get anything and got out of the vehicle to confront them when one of the suspects, identified as Price, pulled out a pistol. He shot the driver in the right thigh and said, "You think I'm playing?" police reported. The men then fled.

The driver limped back to his vehicle and drove to a friend's home, who took him to Shands at AGH for help, according to officers.

Price, who was located by police later that day, was identified by the injured man via a photo lineup.

Other charges pending against Price include robbery, possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon, and resisting arrest without violence, according to jail records.

Price was released from a Florida prison in July, where he had been sentenced to serve a year and nine months on drug charges, according to records from the Florida Department of Corrections.

Police have identified the second suspect in the case, according to a police report, but more details on the suspect were not available.

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