A news release from the State Attorney’s Office says that during the spring term, a grand jury in Alachua County voted to bring murder charges against two men.
Brittany Avery-Hoisington, 33, and Trevyon Sheppard, 21, both died on February 2 after being shot. Dallvion Jarrell Parker, 29, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Parker is also charged with two counts of trying to kill someone, breaking into a house while armed, and changing evidence.
How the Evening Went
Gainesville police say that Parker went to his ex-house girlfriend’s at 229 NW Third Ave. on Feb. 2 at about 1:30 a.m. without telling anyone. Parker left soon after, and Avery-Hoisington told one of her three friends in the house that night that Parker wanted to date her.
An arrest report said that a few minutes later, Parker burst through the front door wearing a hoodie and a mask and shot Avery-Hoisington.
Then, he shot at least once at Sheppard and fired at one of the other people in the house. The report said that Parker then went to the back bedroom and shot a third person several times.
The report said that Parker followed Sheppard out onto the front porch and shot him again until he fell down. A fourth person in the house got out and later told police that they turned around and saw Parker shoot Sheppard when they did.
The person who was shot in the bedroom called the police, who got there at 1:47 a.m.
Sheppard was already dead on the ground when the police arrived. During a safety check of the house, police found Avery-body. Hoisington’s
Police Track Down Suspect
A surveillance camera at a nearby house helped the police find Parker’s car. The report said that the same camera caught Parker coming back to the house with a mask and hoodie on and leaving the scene about a minute later.
The tweet below confirms the news:
Dallvion Jarrell Parker, 29, was indicted on two counts of first degree murder, while Roger Lamar Walker was charged in a drug overdose death. https://t.co/EkCUmLRQdb
— GainesvilleSun (@GainesvilleSun) April 11, 2023
A person who was there at the time of the shooting and the person who ran away were able to later say that Parker was the one who did it, the report said.
A security officer who works at the same place as Parker was also able to tell that Parker was the man in a video about a person of interest in the case that was posted on GPD’s social media account.
Fentanyl Overdose is a Cause of Death
In the second case, the grand jury decided to charge Roger Lamar Walker, 43, for the death of Deborah Walthers on January 15, 2021, which was caused by a drug overdose.
In a news release, the State Attorney’s Office said that Gainesville police officers went to the Pensacola Apartments at 3521 SW 19th Ave. to look into a death. Investigators found that Walthers died from taking too much fentanyl.
Police found out later that Walker was the one who gave Walthers the fentanyl that killed her.
Walker is also being charged with selling a controlled substance, having a place to sell a controlled substance, tampering with a witness, and using a two-way communication device without permission.
Walker is being held by the government right now.
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