Homicide suspect in Brownsville shooting arrested, one man still sought for questioning
Escambia County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested a man on suspicion of shooting and killing a man Friday afternoon in Brownsville.
The man, whose name had not been released as of Friday evening, was shot and killed shortly before 2 p.m. near the intersection of Mobile Highway and Shoemaker Street, according to ECSO spokesman Maj. Andrew Hobbs.
Gregory Wayne Clark, 56, was arrested at around 4:30 p.m. Friday in connection to the man's death and charged with homicide.
A second man, Tony Darlus Goodwin, was spotted riding in a truck with Clark and authorities were seeking him for questioning as of 5 p.m. Friday, according to Hobbs. Anyone who sees Goodwin is asked to call 911.
Details were limited Friday on what led to the shooting, but ECSO spokeswoman Amber Southard confirmed it did not appear to have been a random act.
"It appears that they knew each other," she said.
Shortly after the shooting, ECSO vehicles and personnel were still stationed in front of the Brownsville Assembly of God Church near the site where the shooting took place.
Four blocks away, a witness recalled seeing a woman pull into a gas station off Mobile Highway and Green Street with the shooting victim in her car.
Leroy Franklin said he was sitting in the shade of the gas station’s awning around 2 p.m. when a woman drove up and parked directly in front of the station’s entrance.
“She was screaming. Screaming,” he said, adding that the woman was not speaking words, but was "just yelling."
In the passenger seat of her car, Franklin said he saw a man with a gunshot wound to the side of his head. He said he had never seen anything like that before and called the sight horrific.
He said he saw the woman exit the car and run into the gas station to call 911.
"She had blood all over her back," he said.
Another man, Antonio Jones, told the News Journal that he arrived at the gas station on foot a few minutes later when the woman was inside calling police.
Jones said he looked into the woman's vehicle and saw that the man inside her car appeared to be deceased from a gunshot wound to his head.
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