GADSDEN COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Shanti Lewis has been identified as the teenager fatally shot in Gadsden County Friday night.

Lewis, 18, was shot dead while inside a vehicle in Quincy Friday night.


According to reports, Lewis was traveling in a vehicle with two other individuals on West Crawford Street near South 9th Street in Crawford, when someone in another vehicle opened fire around 9:45 p.m. Friday.

Lewis, who was struck multiple times, was pronounced dead of gunshot injuries at the scene.

The passengers in Lewis’s vehicle did not sustain any injuries.

According to QPD, they have identified a person of interest in this investigation.

Anyone with possible information on this shooting, please contact the QPD at (850) 627-7111. To remain anonymous, contact Big Bend Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS (8477).

The homicide investigation remains active and ongoing.


Geo quick facts: Gadsden County is a county located in the panhandle of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2020 census, the population was 43,826. Its county seat is Quincy. Gadsden County is included in the Tallahassee, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gadsden County is the only majority African-American county in Florida – Wikipedia.

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