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18-year-old arrested in Lake City shooting

Police say victim shot while walking down street Wednesday afternoon

(Columbia County Sheriff's Office)

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. – An 18-year-old suspected of shooting another man walking down a Lake City street Wednesday afternoon was arrested.

According to Lake City police, De’Arion Quama Dallas told investigators he was walking down NW Gibson Lane near NW Dixie Avenue around 1:30 p.m. when he heard gunshots.

Dallas started running and eventually discovered he had been shot in the foot. Dallas could not provide any information on the shooter or why anyone would attempt to shoot him, according to LCPD. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

A witness at the scene identified the shooter was 18-year-old Tyrese Leondre Carter. Carter was arrested on Thursday evening and charged with aggravated battery.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the Lake City Police Department Investigator Ryan Gutshall at (386) 758-5451.