High Springs man located after Tuesday shooting

Attempted murder suspect Buddy Fleming is led away by authorities. Fleming is accused of firing gunshots at Forest Green Apartments, one of which wounded another man in the leg.

Published: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10:17 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 5:07 p.m.

A High Springs man sought by police on suspicion of a gang-related shooting another man in the leg Tuesday turned himself in Wednesday and was arrested on an attempted murder charge.

Buddy J. Fleming, 19, is accused of planning the shooting and firing at a man at Forest Green Apartments. The victim had a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his leg.

“Our investigation revealed that this is an incident of gang violence,” said Gainesville Police Department officer Ben Tobias in an email. “One person ‘disrespected’ the other, which resulted in senseless violence. We are all just thankful that no innocent bystanders were injured.”

Tobias said Fleming turned himself in at the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office warrants division. He was interviewed by GPD and arrested on charges of attempted murder and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

Fleming had posted on Facebook earlier Tuesday that he planned to shoot the victim between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., Tobias said.

Around 6:02 p.m., Fleming and three other people went to Forest Green Apartments at 3101 NE 15th St., and Fleming fired two shots from a handgun.

One round hit the victim, who received a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg, and the other round hit the window of an occupied apartment but injured no one.

One of Fleming’s alleged associates, Trevis Avante Strawder, 19, was arrested by police, Tobias said. Strawder was being held Tuesday at the Alachua County jail on escape charges.

Fleming’s Facebook post about the shooting was not on his page Wednesday afternoon.

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