Tallahassee Police Department announced that they arrested a suspect after a fatal shooting that occurred just before 4 on Monday at the Springfield Complex, located at 1700 Joe Louis Street.

Below is an official statement from TPD:

On Sept. 11, just before 4 p.m., officers responded to a parking lot in the Springfield Apartment Complex after an adult female was shot and taken to a local hospital. Sadly, she succumbed to her injuries after arrival.

TPD’s Violent Crimes Unit assumed the investigation and determined the victim, along with three other individuals, were smoking cannabis in a vehicle in the parking lot when one of the individuals, Ja’Darius Brown, inadvertently discharged a firearm, striking the victim. Before driving the victim to the hospital, Brown drove to a separate location to dispose of the firearm. The investigation collected physical evidence and witness statements that helped detectives identify Brown as the suspect and develop probable cause for an arrest. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center this morning.

This swift arrest is a testament to TPD’s tireless efforts and dedication to bringing justice to the victim in this case. If you see something, say something. Report criminal activity by calling TPD at 850-891-4200. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.