Shooting at Alan's Discount Muffler & Auto Repair Shop

Shooting at Alan's Discount Muffler & Auto Repair Shop

Update: Aug 4, 1:18 pm

On July 21, at 12:30 pm, Gainesville police received calls about a shooting at Northeast 33rd Avenue. The incident took place at Alan’s Discount Mufflers. According to an employee who picked up the phone, a man came into the store, dissatisfied with the service he received he began attacking the boss. After punching him on the ground the boss reportedly took out his pistol and shot the attacker in the stomach area.

The employee described the assaulter as a large 6 ft man with dreadlocks. He mentioned no property damage was sustained and nobody else was hurt in the altercation.

According to a GPD Facebook post the incident is still under active investigation and all parties involved are being interviewed by detectives. When more information on this incident is retrieved an update will be posted to this page.

On August 3 an incident report on this shooting was retrieved:

A brief audio transcription from this incident is included.

GPD Audio:

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Source: Broadcastify

1. Keep in mind a lot of this audio quality is poor and there may be mistakes. I've put in codes to flag possible inaccuracies:

(GARBLED): I cannot make the audio out.

(?): I have an idea of what they're saying but have doubts.

2.  A lot of audio contains police code. Police code will be marked in bold.

3. I’ve done my best to match all the voices to numbers but do keep in mind the numbers associated with the speakers may be incorrect at times

Disclaimer: Audio that references incidents other than this shooting has not been transcribed and is disregarded from this transcript.

15:21 Lifeline Bot: Engine one rescue 80 district one notification. Shooting. Northeast 23rd avenue and North Main Street. Operate on Alpha 3. Engine one rescue 80 district one notification.

15:45 Speaker 1: Alachua to Tower 1.

15:49 Speaker 2: Tower 1 near North Main Street (GARBLED) we're still taking the call 12-28.

16:01 Speaker 1: Did this happen near Main Street(?)

16:02 Speaker 2: Message received be advised the hospital (GARBLED)

16:18 Speaker 2: We're trying to get the suspect information the victim is currently driving to GPD

16:27 Speaker 1: I'll see if we can get them to the stop(?) so we can get medicine for them.

16:36 Speaker 2: Burgundy car.

16:39 Speaker 3: I got him at 600 Northwest 6th Street.

16:43 Speaker 2: Northwest 6th Street.

16:55 Speaker 3: One adult male, conscious breathing. Gunshot wound to the right underarm area. Gainesville has EMS 51 to us here.

17:20 Speaker 2: For your 43 this is gonna be related to the Signal 29 from Alan's discount mufflers. 331 Northeast 33rd avenue. Guys' screaming, went into the office and attacked the boss, shot the boss apparently.

17:47 Speaker 3: Papa Juliet Romeo Kilo 82. Red Nissan, that's what he arrived in as a passenger.

18:12 Speaker 1: Make sure that gets here. I want them to block off 6th Street at 6th Avenue and turn cars around. And I want somebody to block traffic at 6th and 8th Southbound.

18:28 Speaker 2: Be advised conscious breathing.

18:31 Speaker 3: I can head to the original crime scene if you need.

18:42 Speaker 2: Priority we need EMS to 6th Street and 7th ave on the victim.

19:06 Speaker 1: Original location(?)

19:09 Speaker 2: I believe it's related to the 331 Northeast 33rd avenue Alan's Discount Muffler.

19:18 Speaker 3: Have all responding police slow down. We have 20 cops out here we can cut code right now.

19:23 Speaker 2: Everybody who's not on scene cut code.

19:27 Speaker 1: That unit in 7th. Stop there block Northbound traffic on 6th.

19:40 Speaker 3: Apparently this incident started at Alan's Muffler Shop.

19:46 Speaker 2: Yeah that's 10-4.

19:50 Speaker 3: White male, tattoos (GARBLED) both arms.

20:04 Speaker 1: Sounds like it's gonna be an employee who is operating a cash register at the business. The victim and the employee got into an argument.

21:03 Speaker 4: Confirming shooter is (GARBLED)

21:07 Speaker 1: He's inside on the phone.

21:08 Speaker 2: We have him on the line advising he possibly shot the victim in the stomach area.

21:50 Speaker 1: Do we have another patrol officer on route or close to the station?  On 6th Street and 8th ave.

22:11 Speaker 4: The other half 10-12 to signal 0. Have EMS (GARBLED) reference lacerations to the face.

22:39 Lifeline Bot: Rescue 33. Assault. 331 Northeast 33rd avenue. Alan's discount muffler operate on Alpha 3. Squad one. Rescue 33. Assault. 331 Northeast 33rd avenue. Alan's discount muffler operate on Alpha 3 12 35.

23:12 Speaker 3: We have two to three additional witnesses here. So far it's just off of (GARBLED) here so if we have anyone whose available to respond here to assist. We're gonna need additional people to assist for the investigation.

23:43 Speaker 2: District notification we are sending out squad 3 rescue 33 to an assault that is related to this call. It's just the suspect, another involved party with a laceration, law enforcement is on scene and advising scene is secure.

24:00 Speaker 3: What's the address of the 2nd location?

24:05 Speaker 2: 331 Northeast 33rd avenue at Alan's discount mufflers. 331 Northeast 33 avenue Alan's Discount Muffler.

24:16 Speaker 3: District 2 message received.

25:22 Speaker 2: Law enforcement is advising the scene is secure. 1238 hours.

26:11 Speaker 3: Forensics available and over here, come this way alright.

26:17 Speaker 2: Any forensics on channel 1.

26:20 Speaker 6: (GARBLED) Where do you want me to go?

26:28 Speaker 1: (GARBLED) parking lot. Look South and you'll see us here.

28:47 Speaker 3: We got the crime scene taped off on our end. You can go ahead and open up 6th Street.

29:15 Speaker 5: This is gonna be our crime scene and we're gonna need detectives, forensics, crime scene tape, anybody with crime scene tape would be great.

29:28 Speaker 3: 26 for forensics at the LOI. Just lock it down, we'll be there momentarily.

Jack Walden

Jack Walden

Jack Walden is the creator of G.P.I.S and a 2nd year journalism major at Santa Fe College. From general information, to exposing falsehoods and corruption, Jack seeks to deliver the truth.
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