Friday, December 30, 2016
“Click on Image above to enlarge crime scene”. NO SNITCHIN: 5 Dudes Were Drinking and Firing Guns in Backyard of 4632 N. Shade Sarasota and No One Knows How Neighbor David Morse Ends up Dead. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the homicide of 48-year-old David Morse, who was struck and killed by a bullet May 16, 2016 in the front yard of his Sarasota home. Detectives believe the bullet that killed Morse originated from the residence at 4632 N. Shade Ave. while a person was shooting a firearm at a wooden fence on the rear of the property. Several bullets were recovered from the scene, including the bullet that struck and killed Morse, two bullets that struck a residence in the 2000 block of Golf Course Drive, and two bullets as well as several .22-caliber shell casings in the rear lawn of 4632 N. Shade Ave. An initial ballistics report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement indicated the bullet recovered from Morse’s body came from a .22-caliber weapon. Detectives collected two .22-caliber weapons from the residence at 4632 N. Shade Ave., including one purchased the day of Morse’s death. According to the ballistics report, FDLE is unable due to the condition of the bullet to “identify or eliminate” the bullet as being fired from the .22-caliber weapon seized from 4632 N. Shade Ave. This is an active investigation. Detectives are urging anyone with information to contact detective Dave Tuck at 941-861-4939.
From all accounts at least 5 people were at 4632 N. Shade Ave Sarasota Fl firing what appears to be at least three different .22 caliber weapons, long guns and handguns, at a THIN wooden fence in the backyard with no natural deterrent like trees or DIRT PILED UP behind the wooden fence to stop bullets from traveling into other people yards or passing cars. It also appears that the 5 people were drinking alcohol. There is really no ultimate safe gun range, fly overs can occur and so can ricochet shots, but shooting at paper targets on a THIN wooden ‘privacy fence’ in a residential neighborhood is just plain stupid, add drinking alcohol and you have a sure fire way to kill someone, and they did.
The 5 goofballs that were drinking and shooting up the neighborhood could be charged with “Accessories After the Fact” in a homicide investigation and ‘Go Directly to Jail’ if they know who hid the actual gun used to kill David Morse, but Todd Johnson isn’t talking nor will he tell investigators as to who was at the house at 4632 N. Shade Ave on May 15th, 2016 besides himself. First one to talk will probably get a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card!
ACCORDING TO HERALD TRIBUNE WRITER LEE WILLIAMS: Todd Johnson, one of the residents of 4632 N. Shade, has a history of weapons-related incidents. In 2004, when he was 18, Johnson shot a protester outside Sarasota’s Planned Parenthood with a pellet gun. The projectile hit a sign the man was carrying.The protester was not harmed. Johnson was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison. He pleaded guilty, but the adjudication of his guilty plea was withheld, and he was sentenced to 90 days of probation. A month before the Planned Parenthood shooting, deputies found a pair of brass knuckles in Johnson’s pants pocket when he and several others were patted-down after a disturbance. They charged him with carrying a concealed weapon, a first-degree misdemeanor. Sheriff’s Office detectives have interviewed Johnson several times about the shooting death of Morse. Following a neighborhood canvassing, detectives were told about an accidental shooting at Johnson’s home, which occurred about a month before Morse was killed. Johnson shot himself in the knee with a .40-caliber Glock 22 “while cleaning his gun.” During an interview about Morse’s death, Johnson denied shooting any firearms and instead said he had friends over at his house who may have fired his gun. Johnson voluntarily turned over ammunition and a .22-caliber rifle to detectives, who asked him to meet them at the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office for a more formal interview. The man never showed up, so the detectives went back to Johnson’s home to talk with him. During this interview, Todd Johnson claimed that he and some friends were drinking during the afternoon of May 15. “Johnson further stated he showed his friends his new .22-caliber firearm,” reports state. “Johnson claimed he consumed too much alcohol and passed out on the living room couch. Johnson claimed one of his friends may have taken his firearm and discharged it in the backyard while he was passed out.” He refused to name his five friends. But a family friend, the wife of a Sarasota County deputy whom Johnson confided in, told investigators that Todd Johnson had told her that his girlfriend was going to testify he was passed out during the shooting but that he actually fired the gun. Reports indicate Johnson also told the woman that the weapon and .22-caliber ammunition seized by detectives belonged to his stepfather, and that the ammunition and weapon used in the shooting were still in his home. Johnson also told her that he and his father were repairing the wooden fence because bullet holes were visible in it.
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