When committing a crime, most might expect the criminal to keep it under wraps, or maybe even immediately go on the run. That wasn't the case when it came to 23-year-old Nevaun Chamberlain, who called the Sarasota Police Department on himself on Sunday — more details regarding the incident have been released to the public this afternoon.
According to the case update post shared by the Sarasota Police Department on Instagram, their officers responded to a shooting that occurred May 28 at 5 pm in the 1800 block of 34th Street, near the intersection of John Rivers Street.
One victim, whose name is being protected under Marsy's Law, had suffered a gunshot to their abdomen. Before police arrived on the scene, the victim took themselves to Sarasota Memorial Hospital; however, Chamberlain stayed behind to speak to detectives after calling 911 to report the crime himself.
After hearing the details of the crime and consulting with the State Attorney's Office, detectives did not believe that the situation qualified as justifiable use of deadly force. The 23-year-old was then arrested with a bond set for $25,000 and will face a single charge for aggravated battery with a firearm.
According to booking records with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, Chamberlain was released on bond with a bond company on May 29. As of publication, Chamberlain's arraignment hearing is currently set for July 14 as listed in his booking records.
Police say this was an isolated incident and that there is no threat to the public; however, the incident is currently under further investigation. The victim has since been confirmed stable and has been discharged from the hospital.
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Article by Rachael Volpe