UPDATE 6:30 p.m.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — An argument in traffic led to a shooting at Port Panama City Friday, police said.
Darious G. Thornton, a truck driver from Climax, Ga. was trying to back up his truck when he got into a disagreement with a port worker over a blocked path.
Witnesses pulled them apart but as the disagreement continued Thornton pulled out a gun and shot the worker several times.
“We were able to immediately locate the person who had been shot as well as locate the person who had done the shooting he was immediately taken into custody the victim was transported to the hospital,” said Chief Mark Smith of the Panama City Police Department.
Port Panama City Director Alex King said the agency does random sweeps for guns.
“Firearms are not allowed on this port we are a secure facility it is designated in our security plan so firearms are not allowed on the port,” King said.
Thornton was charged with one count of aggravated battery.
A previous version of this story is below.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — A suspect was taken into custody by the Panama City Police Department after a shooting at Port Panama City Friday afternoon.
According to Panama City Police Department Police Chief Mark Smith, Bay County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, and PCPD responded to the scene.
Authorities said, one person was shot after an argument with the suspect.
Darious G Thornton, the suspect, is a truck driver for a business on the Port’s property. Thornton got into a disagreement with a Port employee and shot at the victim, according to PCPD.
The victim was taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.
PCPD said this was an isolated event and there is no remaining threat to the area.