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Cell phone, tablet tied to deadly shooting in Florida

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A cell phone, a tablet and a handgun were used to shoot and kill a Florida man in January, police said.

Caleb D. White, 22, died from multiple gunshot wounds in the early hours of January 8, the Tallahassee Police Department said Monday.

Authorities say White was on the front porch of his home with his mother, who is his girlfriend, when they were approached by a man with a gun and a large caliber rifle.

The woman called 911 and officers arrived within a few minutes, police Lt.

Paul Parekh told the Tampa Bay Times.

“He had his mother’s cellphone out, a cellphone that was not connected to any of his other devices,” Parek said.

White’s mother was the first person police arrested in connection with his death.

The shooting happened at the intersection of North and East 1st streets in Jacksonville, Florida.

The woman who called 911 told police she was the only one present.

Police said they found a 9mm handgun in the home, which was also occupied by the couple.

A .22 caliber rifle was recovered from the home.

A search of the residence turned up a number of firearms, including a 9-mm Ruger semi-automatic rifle and a Ruger handgun, the police said in a statement.

White was not in the residence at the time of the shooting, Pareh said.