Arrest made in Gulf County murder investigation


PORT SAINT JOE, Fla (WMBB)–An arrest has been made in a Gulf County murder investigation. One man was killed, and the shooter is still on the loose.

Sheriff Mike Harrison says it happened Monday morning.

The suspect, Stephen Smith, 25, of LaGrange, Georgia shot and killed Daniel Upton, 30, of Lakeland, Florida.

Smith is currently also wanted for leaving a work release program out of Georgia where he is serving a sentence for a robbery.

The Gulf County Sheriff’s Office has arrested an accomplice in the case. They arrested Destiny Terry, 44.

Authorities say Terry is not the shooter, but she was present during the shooting and helped facilitate contact between Stephen Smith and Upton. She is charged with principal to second degree murder and was booked into the Gulf County Correctional Facility.

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