Several injured, one dead in Cove shooting, police say person of interest in custody

Published: Apr. 5, 2019 at 4:18 AM CDT
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UPDATE 04/05/19 9 p. m.

Panama City Police say Michael Harrison is in police custody. Hunt's attorney reached out to WJHG Newschannel 7 saying Michael Hunt planned to turn himself in and believed he was not guilty. His attorney says Hunt plans to prove his innocence.


UPDATE 04/05/2019 12:33 p.m.

Panama City Police released more information about a fatal shooting on Allen Avenue late Thursday night.

Police say when they got to the scene, four people had gunshot wounds. One of the victims died at the scene. The three other victims were take to a local hospital and are still in serious condition.

Police are searching for Michael Hunt, 53. He is a person of interest in this case.

If you have any information about this shooting, contact the Panama City Police Department at 850-872-3100.


Multiple people are injured after a shooting in the Cove late Thursday night.

According to officers with the Panama City Police Department, the shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. on Allen Avenue between Cherry Street and 2nd Street.

Several people were taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say they are still searching for a person of interest, Michael Harrison Hunt. They say he has an active arrest warrant for sexual battery on a victim under the age of 18.

He is described as a black male, 5'09'' tall and around 210 pounds.

If you know his whereabouts, call the police.

BREAKING: Several victims sent to local hospital with life-threatening injuries after shooting on Allen Avenue between Cherry St and 2nd St in Panama City. Police searching for person of interest. Jarell Baker WJHG

Posted by WJHG-TV on Thursday, April 4, 2019