News Release: Tallahassee Police Department
July 19, 2014 – 11:50pm
On July 18, 2014, at approximately 11:00am, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to 2116 Trescott Drive in reference to a shooting incident. When officers arrived the victim was found with an apparent gun shot wound. The victim was rushed to a local hospital, but later succumbed to his injury.
The victim has been identified as Daniel Markel.
Members from the Violent Crimes Unit are investigating the incident as a homicide. No suspects have been identified at this time. Community members with information regarding this investigation are asked to please contact the Tallahassee Police Department at 850-606-5800.
By: Eyewitness News
July 19, 2014 – 8:30pm
Tallahassee, FL – Florida State law professor Dan Markel has died after being shot Friday morning.
In a letter sent to College of Law faculty and staff, dean Don Weidner wrote “I am deeply saddened to report that our colleague Dan Markel passed away early this morning. As many of you are already aware, Dan was fatally injured in a shooting incident that took place yesterday and which is still under active investigation by local authorities.”
Property records show that Markel lived in the 2100 block of Trescott Drive. This is same location that Tallahassee Police responded to around 11am Friday after a neighbor reported hearing a loud banging noise. Officers located a person with a gunshot wound at the home.
Calls to Tallahassee Police Saturday night were not immediately returned.
According to the law school, Markel’s family is making arrangements for a funeral service in his hometown of Toronto.
A memorial service will be held in Tallahassee at noon Sunday. It will take place at Congregation Shomrei Torah, located at 4858 Kerry Forest Parkway.
By: James Buechele
July 18, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Police are investigating a shooting incident on the 2100 block of Trescott Dr.
The incident occurred around 11 a.m.
A neighbor called police after hearing a loud banging noise. When police arrived, they found a person with a gunshot wound.
That person was taken to an area hospital. Police aren’t releasing details on the name or where the person was shot.
No further details are available at this time.