Lake City attempted murder suspect turns himself in

Marvin D. Alford surrenders himself for arrest


LAKE CITY, Fla. – A man who was wanted in connection with a June 2 shooting in Lake City turned himself into authorities Saturday.

Police said on June 2, they believed Marvin D. Alford, 25, to be the man who witnesses described pulling in front of a vehicle with several people inside and firing several shots into their car.

Lake City police said one bullet that went through the driver's headrest would have likely been fatal had the woman not moved as soon as she saw Alford raise his gun.

Police said Alford left the area and hadn't been seen since.

Shortly before midnight Saturday, Alford went to the Columbia County Jail and voluntarily surrendered himself for arrest.

"Our Criminal Investigations Division and partner agencies have worked hard over the past couple weeks in their efforts to locate Alford for this senseless act of violence," Lake City police Chief Argatha Gilmore said. "It is clear that he felt the combined pressure from our search efforts and just turned himself in. I would especially like to thank the Columbia County Sheriff's Office and U.S. Marshals Service for their teamwork."

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