Editor’s note: A previous version of this story contained incorrect information from the Bay County Sheriff’s Office about the arrest of Tyler Moore Davis. We have updated with new information from the sheriff.

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UPDATE: 3:20 p.m. a. (WMBB) — A murder suspect was caught in Georgia Thursday afternoon, according to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.

Tyler Moore Davis, 27, is a suspect in the shooting death of his father, Julian Clifton Davis, Jr. Deputies were called to a home on Jace Lane at about 8 a.m. Thursday. They found that Julian Clifton Davis, Jr. was shot and killed.

“The subsequent investigation developed Tyler Moore Davis as a suspect,” investigators wrote in a news release. “Using the latest technology, the Bay Real-Time Operations Center (BayROC) was able to determine that Tyler Moore Davis had already left Bay County, traveling north on Hwy. 231. Contact was quickly made with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia,” and he was arrested on a warrant for aggravated assault for a separate incident.

“Tyler Moore Davis remains a suspect in the death of his father Julian Clifton Davis, Jr. That investigation continues,” investigators wrote.

This is a developing story and we will have more on the case tonight on air and online.


PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — Bay County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating after a man was shot and killed at a home in Panama City Beach, the agency said Thursday.

“Deputies responded to the home at 200 Jase Lane within the Treasure Palm neighborhood on Panama City Beach. Inside the home was Julian Clifton Davis, Jr. Davis was deceased and had a gunshot wound,” officials wrote in a news release. “Evidence indicated Davis was a victim of foul play and the gunshot was not self-inflicted.”

They added that a person of interest has been identified but has not yet been taken into custody.

“Investigators believe the person has fled the state,” deputies wrote. “There is no danger to the community from this suspect. Investigators are enroute to Georgia and are working with authorities in that state.”