ALACHUA ‒ A car repossession led to violence and an Alachua resident has been charged with attempted homicide.
Winzoir Von Durr, 73, was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 15, after allegedly shooting at a man who was repossessing his daughter’s car.
At about 9:45 a.m., an Alachua County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a call reporting that shots had been fired in the 14700 block of Northwest 270th Avenue. The victim’s employer said that an unknown man had shot at her employee while he was attempting to repossess a car.
The victim told the deputy that he had spoken to Durr at the door of his residence and Durr had asked what it would take to avoid the repossession and that Durr then went back inside to get “paperwork.” While the victim was backing up to leave, he heard a “pop.” He said he saw Durr near the front door of the residence, pointing a gun at him and then heard five more shots. The victim said he then sped away, in fear for his life.
Durr reportedly admitted knowing that his daughter was behind in payments on her car and he admitted taking his gun from his office when he realized the recovery agent was leaving with his daughter’s car. Durr reportedly admitted firing a “warning shot,” then said he shot three more rounds at the tires to prevent the victim from leaving.
The deputy reported finding a black Smith & Wesson Model 59 9 mm pistol in Durr’s office and four 9 mm shell casings near fresh tire tracks in the front yard, consistent with a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed.
Durr has no criminal record. Bail has been set at $15,000.
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