TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Tallahassee Democrat) - The man who reported that Dan Markel had been shot saw a newer-model Toyota Prius-type vehicle leaving the area near the 41-year-old's home.
Markel, a former Florida State University College of Law Professor, was fatally shot Friday at his home in the 2100 block of Trescott Drive in the Betton Hills neighborhood. He died early Saturday morning after being rushed to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.
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A Tallahassee Police Department incident report released this afternoon said the specific location of the crime was Markel's garage and that evidence was collected from multiple locations. The report, which was taken at 12:45 p.m. Friday, said Markel's car keys were still in his black 2008 Honda Accord. The car was not locked and was processed by forensics.
The four-page report is mostly redacted, including what Markel was doing before the incident and the type of gun that was used.
The neighbor who reported the shooting, described as a 72-year-old man, told dispatch he heard a loud bang come from Markel's home. He also said he "saw a vehicle leaving the area, possibly white or silver."
The man "further described the car as being small, clean and possibly a newer model," the report said. He added the car was a Prius or a Prius-type of vehicle.
On Wednesday, police released what appeared to be a light-colored Toyota Prius-like car as a "vehicle of interest" in the case. TPD spokesman David Northway did not provide any more details about the car Wednesday, including exactly from where its image had been captured on surveillance video.
"This is only a vehicle of interest, as it may have been a resident, passerby or delivery driver," a written TPD release said Wednesday.
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