TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Police have arrested and took into custody a man accused of killing a teenage girl and shooting three adults in a Jacksonville neighborhood last month.
Bryan Keefe Jr. Goggins, 24, was taken to Leon County jail Monday afternoon after a 45-minute standoff with U.S. Marshals at an apartment complex on South Adams Street in Tallahassee. Goggins was ordered to be held without bond on Duval County warrants charging him with second-degree murder, possession of a firearm, weapon and ammunition by a convicted felon, resisting arrest without violence, as well as drug and motor vehicle violations.
Goggins is accused of shooting Tamia Sanders, 14, her mother and two others on August 13 during a block party on West 38th Street in Brentwood. Sanders died from her gunshot injuries.
Kenyata Williams, Sanders mother, recovered from her injuries but is still grieving her daughter’s death. She also told News4Jax that she was relived an arrest had been made.
Edward Taylor was a witness to the shooting. He had been on the street when the incident occurred.
“I seen them shooting and I ducked down between two cars,” Taylor told News4Jax. “They passed by me so fast I couldn’t really tell what was going on. I know they’ve been running, but a lot of people out here know who he was. It was just a matter of time.”
Since the shooting parents have not allowed their children to play outside. But people in the community were relieved to hear the news of the arrest made in relation to the shooting.
Others have moved out of the neighborhood though. Williams and her boyfriend are among those that moved.
Police wouldn’t talk about the details of the case, but there is still concern that more than one person was involved in the shooting,
On Tuesday Goggins appeared before a Leon County judge and received orders to be help pending transfer to Duval County.