Two people charged with murder after allegedly shooting victim


Panama City Police arrested two people on murder charges after a shooting Wednesday afternoon on Mangolia Ave.

Claude Trey Cook, 17, and Marcus J. Larry, 20, are charged with murder and armed robbery.

Police say Cook and Larry confronted the victim, Owen Frazier, 20, intending to rob him. Larry tried to take a bag of what appeared to be marijuana from Frazier. Police say cook then pulled out a gun and shot Frazier in the head.

Frazier later died at Bay Medical Center.


UPDATE (Panama City Police Department Press Release) 8:50 p.m.

On Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at approximately 2:43 pm, the Panama City Police Department responded to the 900 block of Magnolia Avenue in reference to a gun being shot into a vehicle.

While officers were responding, staff at Bay Medical Center Emergency Room notified this agency in reference to a subject being brought in with a gunshot injury to the head. The victim was pronounced deceased a short time later. The victim has been identified as Owen M. Frazier, 20 years of age, of Lynn Haven, Florida.

The suspect is described as a black male in his teens, no further information or description at this time.

Detectives are continuing to follow each lead that comes in. We also appreciate all of the tips and leads that have been coming in and we encourage anyone having information in this case to call the Panama City Police Department, 850-872-3100, or they can report their tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 850-785- TIPS.


A shooting in Panama City has killed one person and locked down a local hospital.

It happened at about 2:45 pm Wednesday in the 900 block of Magnolia Avenue near Independence Village Apartments. Crime scene tape is up around the area where the shooting happened.

At least one person was taken to Bay Medical Center with after being shot in the head. He has died according to Panama City Police Chief Scott Ervin. The victim is described as a black male in his early 20s. His name hasn't been released.

Bay Medical's ER was placed on lockdown, which is procedure anytime a victim of a violent crime is brought in. Panama City Police are at the hospital providing extra security according to a hospital spokesperson. The lockdown was lifted about 4:30 pm.

Scanner reports indicate the Bay County Sheriff's Office detained two people of interest in relation to the shooting after a traffic stop in Callaway. Those two are currently being questioned by Panama City Police.

When we get more information, we'll pass it along. We have multiple reporters covering the story for us on-air, online and via social media.