Police have arrested a 17-year-old male of Ocala, Florida, for his alleged involvement in the fatal shooting of another male at a local bowling alley. Marqalle Jordan Woolbright was arrested and charged with homicide by detectives. An officer spotted a large crowd gathering outside of AMF Galaxy Bowling Lanes. The officer approached the crowd after he witnessed a fight and heard gunshots. After breaking through the crowd, it was reported that the officer discovered 19-year-old Antonio Gordon, Jr., lying on the pavement with a gunshot wound. The officer performed CPR until other rescue personnel arrived. Gordon was rushed to Munroe Regional Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Eye witnesses told investigators that Woolbright was involved in a inside the bowling alley that was eventually taken outside. Woolbright was arrested charged with homicide and transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice after he was interviewed by investigators. AMF Galaxy Bowling Alley holds $0.99 bowling every Tuesday, which attracts a large crowd. If you would like to read more on this story please see Minor charged with homicide after fatal shooting outside Ocala, Florida, bowling alley.
The death of this young man is a tragedy for his family and community. It is likely that this 17-year-old may be tried as an adult. Therefore, he may face harsher criminal sanctions. Firearms are extremely dangerous weapons and should only be possessed by minors in minimal situations. In fact, if you would like to read more on Florida Law regarding minors and gun possession please read Frequently Asked Questions About Firearms, Safety, Possession, and Children – Information Every Parent and Gun Owner Should Know.