BROOKSVILLE, Fla. – On Sunday just after 8 p.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Freedom Gardens Apartments on Freedom Way in Brooksville after dispatchers received several reports of “shots fired” within the complex.
Upon arrival, deputies were flagged down by a female who claimed to be the intended victim. Fortunately, the female did not sustain any physical injuries; however, the vehicle she was in did sustain damage from ballistic rounds.
The victim identified the shooter as Audretti Kevon Jones, also known as Duke Jones.
The victim told deputies she had previously been romantically involved with Jones, but the two had broken up several months ago. After learning the victim was dating someone else, Jones began threatening her.
On Sunday as the victim (a passenger in the vehicle) and a relative pulled into the apartment complex, Jones approached the vehicle and began screaming at the victim. Jones then began punching the windows and jumping on the hood.
Jones soon slid off the hood of the vehicle, landing on his feet. Jones then ran into a breezeway and removed a firearm from his pants.
The victim, now driving the vehicle, was attempting to get out of the complex.
During this time, Jones pointed and began firing the gun at the vehicle she was driving. The victim, still in reverse and trying to get away, crashed into a tree and a car.
Witnesses told deputies Jones and two other males got into a white vehicle and fled the area.
A thorough search of the area yielded negative results. At this time, there is an active warrant for the arrest of 35-year-old Audretti Kevon Jones B/M DOB/09-13-1985. The charges are as follows:
– Aggravated Assault w/Firearm
– Throwing a Deadly Missile at/within/into Occupied Vehicle
– Possession of Weapon by Felon.
If you have information on this case or on the whereabouts of Jones, please contact Detective B. Faulkingham or Detective D. Vargas at 352-754-6830.
If you have information and would like to remain anonymous – Please call Hernando County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-990-TIPS (8477) or submit your tip via the internet at http://www.hernandocountycrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and also be eligible for a reward up to $3,000 cash!
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