Ponce de Leon Man Shot and Killed, Suspect in Custody

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A Ponce de Leon man was shot and killed Saturday night.

Walton County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the shooting that happened on Byrd Road.

The victim was driven to the hospital in Holmes County by a family member where he succumbed to his injuries.

Authorities said the injuries appeared to be caused by two gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen.

After further investigation, it was learned the victim was shot during an altercation by  43 year old William Jared Jones.

Following the shooting Jones left the scene in a GMC pickup. Bay County Sheriff’s Office was able to locate Jones and the truck in Vernon, Florida.

Officers said the weapon used in the shooting was located following a search warrant at the home.

Jones is currently at the Bay County Jail charged with an open count of murder. 

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