2015-014 Shooting Investigation - Alachua County Sheriff`s Office

News Release
Alachua County Sheriff’s Office
Sadie Darnell, Sheriff
P.O. Box 5489 Gainesville, Florida 32627
Office (352) 367-4050  Fax (352) 374-1808  http://www.alachuasheriff.org
For Immediate Release:
Today’s Date: March 18, 2015
Prepared by: PIO Art Forgey
Release #:
Media Advisory: Shooting Investigation
At approximately 12:51 a.m. this morning, deputies were dispatched to the Americas Best Value Inn, 7413 W. Newberry
Road, Gainesville. They were responding to calls that a shooting had taken place at the location. Alachua County Fire
Rescue personnel were also dispatched.
The first units on scene located a subject outside of room 325. Upon further investigation, the subject was determined
to be deceased. The other person involved in the shooting was located inside room 325 and surrendered to deputies.
The investigation into the circumstances that led up to the shooting is ongoing.
The victim has been identified as 36 year-old Van S. Gourdine of Gainesville.
Additional details will be provided as they become available.
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PIO Art Forgey
Office: (352) 367-4045
Cell: (352) 538-0861
PIO Deputy Cary Gallop
Office: (352) 367-4044
Cell: (352) 494-8837