Ponce de Leon man shot and killed, suspect in custody

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WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG) - According to the Walton County Sheriff's Office, a suspect is in custody after a Ponce de Leon man was shot and killed Saturday night.

Sheriff's officials said they learned about a shooting on Byrd Road in Ponce de Leon. They said the victim was taken to the hospital by a family member where he later died from his injuries.

During the investigation, officials said they learned the victim was shot during an altercation by William Jones, 43. Jones reportedly left the scene in a pickup truck.

The Bay County Sheriff's Office found Jones and the truck in Vernon. The weapon used in the shooting was found following a search warrant at the home.

Walton County Sheriff's officials said Jones is at the Bay County Jail on an open count of murder.