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Investigation into the shooting homicide of B/M Samuel Washington is ongoing, however two subjects have been arrested on separate charges related to this same incident.
Although detectives are continuing the investigation into identifying the shooter in this case, which resulted in the death of B/M Samuel Washington, DOB 4/20/85, two subjects have been arrested for charges relating to the case. B/M Laquan Ria'mel Barrow, DOB 3/21/91, and B/M Howard Lee Hill, DOB 9/25/93, were both charged with one count each of Burglary of a Conveyance with a Battery.
Information was developed that Washington was shot while in a vehicle and three subjects were identified as having been with Washington at the time he was shot. The driver of the vehicle was B/M Clarence Jamal Evans, DOB 1/4/91, who advised that he B/M Timothy Anttwon Stanley, DOB 12/14/85, B/M Delmario Austin, DOB 2/7/93 and Washington left a club called Cloud 9 & were going to a block party. Evans had stopped the car just east of the intersection of SW 19th Ave. & SW 1st St. when Barrow came up and opened the driver's door and punched him in the face several times. Barrow attempted to pull Evans from the car, but was unsuccessful. Hill then came up and also reached in and punched Evans in the face multiple times and tried to pull him out of the car. During this time, 3 other subjects came up to the vehicle and a gunshot was heard. Evans was able drive the car away and Washington advised he'd been shot. As they fled, they were shot at by unknown persons in another car while in the 400 block of NE 9th Ave. Detectives located Hill and Barrow and Detective Jorge Fernandez was able to charge them both.

The investigation into the identity of the subject who shot Washington continues. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Det. Jorge Fernandez at 352-369-7145 or submit tips via the MyPD App on your mobile device. Tips can also be submitted through Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 352-368-STOP, their website www.ocalacrimestoppers.com or by texting to 274637 using keyword 368STOP.

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