4 p.m. Update: A man was charged with attempted murder after a shooting incident at a Harrison Avenue motel Wednesday.
At about 9 a.m. Christopher Lorenzo Hatcher, 45, a transient, had an argument with the victim inside one of the rooms, Panama City Police wrote in a news release. Witnesses heard gunshots and saw Hatcher run away, police added.
The victim was shot three times and rushed to a hospital. Police and officers from other local agencies conducted a search and found Hatcher as he was climbing a fence into a secured area at the Department of Juvenile Justice facility on 11th Street.
Police said he was taked into custody without further incident.
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According to Panama City Police, the shooting happened around 9:15 a.m. at the Relax Inn on Harrison Ave. and 9th St.
Harrison Avenue was closed to traffic earlier but has since reopened. However, police are asking people to avoid the area if they can.
At 10:15 a.m. police released photos of the suspect and said he was seen on video surveillance running from the area. He was last seen near 9th Street and Magnolia Avenue.
“The suspect is considered armed and dangerous,” police said. They asked that anyone who sees him call 911.