More details released about murder suspects


Published: Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 9:02 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 9:02 p.m.

Gainesville police on Thursday released more details describing the assailants in Monday's home invasion robbery that resulted in the shooting death of a 20-year-old Gainesville woman.

Stacey Brown was fatally shot in the back amid the robbery at the Pine Ridge apartment complex, 5811 N.W. 23rd Terrace.

The first suspect is a black man in his 30s, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 with a medium complexion, medium build and short hair. He is missing some lower teeth and possibly has tattoos on his hand or neck, police said.

The second suspect is being described as a black male, 18 to 22 years old, 5-feet-8 with a medium complexion, muscular build, short hair and a mark on his face that could be a tattoo, scar or mole.

The two men fled in a 1990 to 1993 white four-door Honda with tinted windows, peeling paint on the hood and gray primer showing through, police said.

Police said the two men entered the apartment, at which point a resident, Mannual Shaw, reportedly got an unloaded handgun. The assailants then fled, firing as they left.

Brown was shot once in the back, prompting police to question whether she was trying to flee when shot. Brown was killed the day before she was to start classes at Santa Fe College.

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