Cannon found not guilty of 2nd degree murder in shooting on W. Pensacola St.

WTXL ABC 27 News
WTXL ABC 27 News

A verdict was reached by a jury in the trial of a man accused of being involved in a mass shooting on West Pensacola Street in October.

On Friday in a Leon County courtroom, De’Arius Cannon was found not guilty of second degree murder, guilty of attempted manslaughter by act and improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon.

Victim's family member, state attorney react to verdict in De’Arius Cannon trial related to shooting on West Pensacola Street

Cannon was detained following a shooting Oct. 29 between rival gangs from Gadsden County outside the Half Time Liquors store located at 2101 West Pensacola Street.

The incident led to the death of DeMario Murray along with eight other individual sustaining injuries.

The victims are believed to not be associated with the gangs.

On Nov. 10, Cannon via his attorney made a demand for a speedy trial. The trial began Monday and deliberation by the jury began Friday.

Cannon will be sentenced at a later date.

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He already knew he was guilty, he just didn’t want to be sitting in the county for years awaiting prosecution.


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