GPD: Shooting suspect surrenders to police

Published: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 4:47 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 4:47 p.m.

A Miami teen wanted in connection with a shooting in the parking lot of the Butler Plaza movie theater turned himself in to police on Wednesday.

Zairon Jarquis Fussell, 19, was taken to the Alachua County Jail. He faces four counts of attempted murder and weapons charge for possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a felony as a juvenile, according to Alachua County Jail records.

He is accused of firing a single shot at four people standing in the theater parking lot shortly after midnight Monday morning, according to a Gainesville Police Department news release. No one was hit.

Another suspect, Robert Nathaniel Morris, also 19, of Gainesville, was arrested that night on four counts of attempted murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder, according to GPD.

An argument had erupted inside the theater over someone stepping on another person's foot. According to a GPD report, Morris went to get a handgun for Fussell and gave it to him. The two groups went out the parking lot and kept arguing.

Then, police say, Fussell pulled the gun out of a pocket and pointed it at the victims. He fired a single shot, the report said, and the victims all took cover behind nearby parked cars.

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