A 25-year-old Tallahassee man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting early Friday outside the Good Vibes Only nightclub off Gaines Street, Tallahassee police said.
Dequan Blount was charged with first-degree murder by TPD’s Violent Crimes Unit, according to police on Saturday. The charging documents had not been filed in online court dockets as of Saturday morning, but available records show no criminal history in Leon County.
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The shooting “resulted from a verbal altercation (in the parking lot) that turned physical between (Blount) and the male victim,” a police statement said. “During the altercation, (Blount) began shooting and, sadly, the victim succumbed to his injuries.
“It was also determined during the investigation that (Blount) sustained an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound during the altercation,” the statement added.
He had fled the scene “and flagged down officers in the 400 block of West College Avenue for medical assistance,” police said. Detectives determined he “was linked to the shooting at Good Vibes Only, and was subsequently taken into custody without further incident.”
Friends identified nightclub shooting victim as local rapper
Tallahassee police have not identified the victim under Marsy’s Law, a state constitutional amendment that grants privacy and other rights to victims of crime.
But friends and family identified him as Antonio Zamora, 29, a hip-hop artist known by his stage name “Montana Bih.”
According to previous reports, witnesses described a fight that ended in a hail of bullets. Investigators put down more than 40 evidence markers in the parking lot.
“This remains an ongoing investigation, and there could be more arrests in the future,” police said.
The same nightclub was the site of a shooting in April 2021 that left a man seriously injured. Hours before Friday’s shooting, a man was gunned down miles away at a Circle K on Thomasville and Bannerman roads.
It was at least the fourth shooting since the start of the new year.
So far in 2022, three people have died and at least two people have been injured in shootings, according to a running Tallahassee Democrat gun violence tracker.
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