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Felony homicide suspect, Ernest Larry Grandison, believed to be in Pensacola area

Crime Stoppers offers $10,000 award

In a report just released late Friday afternoon, Ernest Larry Grandison, 43, is still at large and may be in the Pensacola area. He is wanted by the Lake City Police Department and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on charges of felony homicide.  Law enforcement believes Grandison may be in the Pensacola, Florida area. Grandison is a habitual violent offender and citizens should not approach this individual.

Anyone with information about Grandison or his location should contact Escambia County Crime Stoppers at (877) 433-8477 or the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at (800) 342-0820. Crime Stoppers has offered a $10,000 award.

About Grandison
Sex – Male
Race – Black
Date of Birth – Jan. 23, 1970
Height – 5’11”
Weight – 240 pounds
Eyes – Brown
Hair – Black
Alias – Larry Ernest Grandison and Pop Man Grandison
May be driving a 2005 white, four-door Toyota with Florida tag D911NV, or a 2009 black Nissan Versa.

On Friday, April 27, 2012, the A&M Discount Beverage in Lake City, Florida, was robbed and the owner, Rajnikant Kantilal Pate was shot and killed during the robbery. Arrest warrants were obtained for James Leonard Johnson, Jr., and Ernest Larry Grandison. Johnson was arrested; however, Grandison still remains at large.

His photo is below...


LCPD: Seven Months Later, Murder Suspect

Still in Hiding

April 27, 2012 at approximately 1:36 p.m. the Lake City Police Department received

notification of a robbery at the A&M Discount Beverage store, located at 394 SE Duval

Street. Officers arrived on scene at 1:37 p.m. to discover the suspects had fled the scene

and a victim was shot.

The victim, Rajni Patel was 55 years old. He was fatally wounded by a gunshot. He was

the owner of A&M Discount Beverage store. His spouse, Daxa Patel was present during

the robbery and was not harmed.

Investigators were able to identify both suspects. The first, Mr. James Leonard

Johnson, was arrested on May 19th without incident in Jacksonville, Florida. The

second suspect, positively identified Mr. Ernest Larry Grandison, 43.

Law Enforcement officials have not been able to locate Mr. Grandison. Mr. Grandison is

considered to be armed and dangerous.

An arrest warrant has been issued for the arrest of Mr. Grandison for Felony Murder in

the First Degree and Robbery. A reward of up to $10,000 is offered for credible

information leading to the successful arrest and prosecution of Ernest Larry Grandison.