Man convicted in fatal parking garage shooting
Published: Friday, September 27, 2013 at 7:12 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, September 27, 2013 at 7:12 p.m.
A Lake City man was found guilty of murder Friday during a weeklong trial for shooting another man in a downtown Gainesville parking garage.
It took an Alachua County jury one hour and 20 minutes to declare Brandon Brashod Wilson, 21, guilty of killing Artrell DeBose, 30, in the city of Gainesville's garage on Southwest First Avenue and Second Street on Oct. 23, 2011, following an argument that began in a nearby club.
DeBose, of Atlanta, was in North Florida to attend a relative's funeral.
Witnesses told police the incident began as an argument inside the Plasma Lounge at 7 SW Second St. Three men from the Lake City area began arguing with a group of three or four other men that included DeBose, according to police.
The two groups re-engaged in arguing in the parking garage. Police reported that Wilson shot DeBose while trying to rob him, said Darry Lloyd, spokesman for the State Attorney’s Office.
Police arrested Wilson a short time later on charges of first-degree murder and armed burglary.
Prosecuting the case were assistant state attorneys Adam Urra and George Wright. Urra is head of a gun crimes unit created by State Attorney Bill Cervone in 2010 to address the rise in gun cases being reported to police, Lloyd said.
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