Tampa police detectives announced they are seeking Antwoine Noland, an armed and dangerous man linked to three crimes and now the murder of Alicia Fussell.
Alicia Fussell, 43, was shot and killed outside of City Liquors on Nebraska Ave. Tuesday night. At the time of her death, police said they didn’t believe the shooting was random, but few other details emerged.
Noland didn’t appear in court on charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed firearm and felon in possession of a firearm. Fussell was set to testify against Noland at that hearing.
He’s got a long list of prison sentences for crimes including aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and felony battery, according to the Florida Department of Corrections website.
Court records show Noland targeted Alica six months ago.
“She was with her brother last night sitting up there. They were listening to music and the guy just slipped up on them, from what her brother tells me, and just started shooting,” Grady Fussell told Fox 13.
“He ran to his car, grabbed his gun, and drove out the parking lot, shooting. He happen to catch her in the foot, so she was in the hospital for a while,” explained Fussell, explaining she was going to testify against him.
“Yesterday the state attorney called and had told my wife he had jumped bail,” Fussell recalled, adding that it “probably” frightened Alica.
“He’s a coward. Because why would you want to do that to a woman, ” Fussell added.
From the original report:
“Detective say they are still seeking the gunman, the shooting is currently under investigation, adding that the shooting does not appear to be random and the gunman remains on the loose.
“The man approached and shot Fussell, but were not clear on if she was coming into the story or exiting City Liquors.
“The suspect has been described as a black male, approximately 6 to 6″2 tall, with a stocky build, short black hair, last seen wearing a grey Polo-style shirt and blue jeans.”
UPDATE: Noland has been arrested. Those reports quote Fussell’s spouse as Gary, not Grady. More here