A Case of Mistaken Identity
A case of mistaken identity put an innocent man behind bars today for attempted murder. But the alleged get-a-way driver ended up righting the wrong.
20 year old Kevin Fitz of Alachua walked into the Alachua Police Department this morning, confessing that he was involved in the Northwest Gainesville shooting that put a 17 year old in the hospital Thursday night.
Fitz led police to the gun at his home and gave the name of the alleged shooter 18 year old Daniel Heath Willis of Alachua.
Daniel Willis was arrested tonight by the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force. The man arrested earlier today for the crime was released. The wrongly accused man was picked out of a line up by the victim, but it turns out he just bears a striking resemblance to Daniel Willis.
Willis is charged with attempted murder and armed robbery. Kevin Fitz is charged with accessory to attempted murder and accessory to armed robbery.
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