Authorities in Tallahassee, Florida, issued an arrest warrant earlier this week for a white male who pulled a gun on four black college students to stop them from getting into a student housing complex without a key.
On Saturday, ABC News reported that police issued the warrant for Donald Crandall Jr.—the white male seen in the video shared by one of the students—on Friday for improperly exhibiting a firearm.
“After reviewing all of the evidence and consulting with the State Attorney’s Office, a warrant was obtained for Donald Crandall, Jr.,” police said in a statement.
Tallahassee police officer Damon Miller told the publication on Saturday that “the warrant has been issued at this time, but as of right now he has not been arrested.” “I do not know his whereabouts at this time,” he added.
Earlier this month, Florida A&M student Isaiah Butterfield, one of the black victims, posted a video of the incident to Twitter, claiming they were the subject of racial discrimination.
“These are the kind of people that are burning Nike products, we are sick of the discrimination never thought I’d have a personal experience with racism like this, this man pulled a gun on us because we were walking up to my friends apartment w/o a key,” he wrote alongside the clip.
These are the kind of people that are burning Nike products , we are sick of the discrimination _ never thought I’d have a personal experience with racism like this, this man pulled a gun on us because we were walking up to my friends apartment w/o a key pic.twitter.com/TlMFQjoM1N
In the footage, Crandall and the four black students can be seen arguing over entering the elevator in the apartment complex. The black students appear to be accompanied by another white student, although it is unclear whether he knew them or was a bystander.
“This is my elevator,” Crandall can be heard saying.
“Do you own it? Let me know if you own it,” one of the boys snapped back.
“Let me be clear,” Crandall continued, before pulling out a gun. “You aren’t getting in this elevator. You got a key for this building? You don’t got a key for the building, you don’t belong in the elevator.”
The incident occured at the Stadium Centre apartment complex. Crandall does not live in or work for the building.
Since it was posted on September 8, the video has been, viewed almost half a million times, liked over 10,000 times and retweeted by nearly 7,000 users.
After the video went viral, Crandall, who was working for Pax Hotel Group, was fired by his employers.
“Pax Hotel Group wants to assure the public that the former General Manager of the Baymont by Wyndham, Tallahassee Central was terminated on Monday afternoon once we were made aware of the incident,” the company posted to Instagram. “He has not been transferred or rehired at any of Pax Hotel Group’s properties. His employment with Pax Hotel Group has been terminated.”