Deputies arrest Gainesville man on murder charge

Published: Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 8:44 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, December 24, 2012 at 7:46 p.m.

Alachua County deputies have arrested a Gainesville man in the murder of Alachua County resident William Henry Redd outside the man's home at 2010 NE 192nd Ave.

Redd, 44, was shot in the chest on the evening of Dec. 3 while on the lawn of his home in a neighborhood north of Gainesville. Witnesses say they saw a black, four-door sedan speeding away from the area after the shooting.

Redd was shot outside of his double-wide home while members of his family were inside his house. According to sheriff's Lt. Todd Kelly, Redd banged on the door of his home yelling, “I've been shot.”

He was transported to Shands at the University of Florida following the incident, where he died. Redd left behind a wife and four children.

Thirty-eight year old Darren L. Bing was arrested Sunday around 4:15 p.m. in the murder case. Bing is being held in the Alachua County Jail without bond for charges of homicide and possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon.

According to records from the Florida Department of Corrections, Bing has been sentenced to prison eight times in Marion and Pinellas counties since 1992.

He served time for carrying a concealed firearm in 1992, robbery with a non-deadly weapon in 1993, two charges of felony delivery with a concealed weapon in 1995, robbery with a deadly weapon in 1995, trafficking stolen property in 1995 and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in 2005.

Alachua sheriff's spokesman Art Forgey said on Sunday that cellphone records were one clue that helped detectives link Bing to the crime. No other details concerning a possible motive were released.

Forgey said a warrant for Bing's arrest was issued on Dec. 14. Forgey said he was not sure why the warrant was not served until Sunday afternoon.

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