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ALACHUA ‒ A 16-year-old is dead and a 19-year-old has been arrested. On Sunday, Oct. 31 at approximately 1:45 pm, Alachua Police Department (APD) officers responded to a report of a person shot at Maude Lewis Park located at 15731 N.W 141st Street.

Officers located a juvenile victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, 16-year-old Stoney Shine, Jr. of Gainesville was transported to UF Health Shands Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

APD reports that a preliminary investigation revealed that Shine, another male, 19-year-old Adrian Cushion, and multiple other individuals became involved in a physical altercation at the park.

At some point during the altercation, Shine walked away and retrieved a firearm. Shine began walking back toward the crowd when Cushion produced a firearm and fired at Shine striking him multiple times.

Cushion was apprehended a short time later and placed under arrest for the shooting death of Shine.

APD says this is an on-going investigation and further information will be released as it becomes available

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