Thanksgiving Dispute Turns Violent
Friday, November 24
th, 2017, at approximately 11:15 pm Levy County Deputies responded to 4011 NE 205th Avenue in
Williston to Melvin and Alice’s BBQ in reference a shooting incident.  Deputies
arrived and discovered two individuals with gunshot wounds. One victim was
driven by a bystander to a local hospital before being flown by ShandsCair with
life threatening injuries. The second victim was transported by ambulance to a
local trauma center. One victim is currently listed in critical condition; the
other is listed in critical but stable condition.
County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division responded and began
their investigation. Investigators were able to identify a person of interest
in the shooting. Investigators believe victims and suspect may have known each
other. The shooting is believed to be in retaliation of prior altercation
between the suspect and one of the victims.
say multiple eye witnesses were at Melvin and Alice’s restaurant at the time
this shooting occurred. Law Enforcement depends on our community member’s
cooperation to build solid cases which help keep our neighborhoods safe. 
Anyone who was present and/or has information that would help in the
investigation is being asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 352-486-5111
and request Investigator Justin Douglas at extension 291 or Investigator Justin
Vanduren at extension 270.