The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, August 28

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, August 28


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Tallahassee Police is investigating a shooting that took place around 8:00 a.m. Sunday at the Eagle Peak Apartment complex on the 2600 block of W Pensacola Street. A man was found with a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to an area hospital. He is expected to recover, but no arrests have yet been made.

TR’s news briefs from the August 23, 2023 Tallahassee City Commission are now available: Issues include police review board, charter review committee, Gil Ziffer returns to chambers, and more.


Another shooting took place on Sunday. This one occurred on the 2500 block of Holton Street around 4:30 a.m. This man was also shot in the leg and is expected to recover. No arrests have been made.

Ahead of the coming tropical system, Leon County has made sandbag pickup sites available to the public. The four sites include: 
– Leon County’s Northeast Branch Library, 5513 Thomasville Road  
– Apalachee Regional Park (Solid Waste Management Facility), 7550 Apalachee Parkway  
– Fred George Park, 3043 Capital Circle NW  
– At the intersection of Oak Ridge Road at Ranchero Road  


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke about drug legalization while on the presidential campaign trail. He said that he would not support legalizing marijuana. “I think it’s a real, real problem and I think it’s a lot different than stuff that people were using 30 or 40 years ago. And I think when kids get on that, I think it causes a lot of problems,” DeSantis said. “And then, of course, you know, they can throw fentanyl in any of this stuff now.”

Ahead of the coming tropical system, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody activated the state’s price gouging hotline. State law currently bans hikes in the prices of equipment, food, gasoline, hotel rooms, ice, lumber and water needed in the wake of tropical systems making landfall.


Florida State volleyball completed their first weekend with winning the Classic City Clash at Athens, Georgia. The Noles got three 3-0 sweeps over Western Carolina, Georgia, and UConn.

FAMU is prepping for their season opener this upcoming weekend against Jackson State in the Orange Blossom Classic. “We’re a really talented team across the board at every position. We have talent, we have depth, we have speed, athleticism, everything you look for in building a team, we have it,” said FAMU head coach Willie Simmons.


5 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, August 28"

  1. Ah! Life in a blue city. I am sure the violence is just because they need to raise money for college, or need a healthy square meal…just ask a lefty.
    Matlow will tell us he grew up in a bad area and knows these are good people. Porter just hates white males. Dailey does what he thinks will make him popular with the liberals or gets him a paycheck.
    Give a White man a pile of bricks, you will eventually have city. Give a liberal a city and they will hand it to the black, and you will soon have a pile of bricks.
    Do give me any example of a liberal or black run city that isn’t descending into African savagery.
    Do I sound bitter? Yes, I am. As I watch my long time home descend into violence.
    I have black kids getting off the school bus and urinating on the sidewalk in full view of the main street. Loud thumping rap at all hours. Thefts at all hours. House and cars broken into. Perps running through my yard with the police following them. Gunshots at all hours.
    My once nice neighborhood is turning into a war zone.
    Some of the TPD officers have kindly checked on me, on a regular basis, to make sure everything is ok. They are excellent.
    Their bosses? Not so great.
    This was supposed to be my home to grow old and die in. Now I am not so sure I will grow old before I die.
    I am looking at moving from my home to a safer city.
    Why? Why should I have to move? Because Tallahassee is a blue city and that means a middle aged, straight white male is vilified and crime is allowed to run rampant.
    We don’t have the money to maintain infrastructure, but we do have the money to support developers and their “affordable” housing.
    Affordable housing which is being built near my home and promises to make the situation even worse.
    I have to be at the mailbox to make sure I get my mail. My carrier makes sure I get my packages in person.
    Out on the street I see packaging from other addresses strewn about, sometimes their content when unwanted, by those that check mailboxes for treasure.
    I caught one (one of those just needing money for college) going through my mailbox. I confronted and he said “I didn’t do nothing”. My liberal neighbors would have taken his side on this.
    I apologize for venting, but I am frustrated. This used to be a good place to live.
    I see my tax money going to paint a BLM intersection and not fixing the plugged pipe on my street’s ditch. This is complete BS.

  2. Being shot in the leg is not a little thing. In my humble opinion, anyone that pulls a gun and fires it at another has intent to kill.

  3. It would be nice to know a little more about these types of shootings. The reports just say a man was found shot, nothing about possible motives, drug deal gone bad, gang involvement, domestic disputes.

  4. Since the Man on Holton Street was only SHOT in the Leg, will Campbell actually charge the Shooter with ATTEPTED MURDER or will it be just Assault? I’m pretty sure I know what Charge it will be.

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