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Suspect named in Browns Bridge Road shooting; police searching for him
Luis Angel Sierra-Alegria
Luis Angel Sierra-Alegria

Update, April 29: Police have identified the suspect in the Monday night shooting and are searching for him.

There are active aggravated assault and battery warrants for Luis Angel Sierra-Alegria, 22, of Gainesville, Gainesville Cpl. Jessica Van said. 

Van said investigators believe the incident started as an argument between two groups of people in the area of Gaines Drive, though the details on how the shooting happened behind the Browns Bridge Road Havertys are still unknown.

Anyone with information on Sierra-Alegria’s whereabouts is asked to call 911.


Previous story: A suspect pulled a gun and fired at least once during a Monday night fight on Browns Bridge Road, striking a 19-year-old in the torso, police said.

Gainesville Police Cpl. Jessica Van said officers were called out after 8 p.m. Monday, April 27, to the 1900 block of Browns Bridge Road between a residential area and the Havertys.

Van said there was a fight among several people when a suspect, described as a Hispanic male, fired the gun at least once during the fight.

The victim, a 19-year-old man, was struck in the torso.

“Whoever he was with, they got into the car and then they took him to the hospital,” Van said.

A third-party witness in the area called 911.

Van said the victim is in stable condition and receiving treatment. 

Investigators are trying to find out why the group was congregated there and what instigated the fight.

Van said the case is under active investigation.