Gulf County deputies searching for fatal shooting suspect

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PORT ST. JOE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Gulf County Deputies are searching for a man in connection with a fatal shooting Monday morning.

Gulf County Deputies are searching for Stephen Smith, 25, in connection with a fatal shooting in Port St. Joe on Monday. (Gulf County Sheriff's Office)

They say Stephen Smith, 34, of LaGrange, Georgia shot Daniel Upton, 30, of Lakeland at a home on Sea Pines Lane around 10 a.m.

Upton was taken to a Panama City hospital where he died.

Smith is described as 5'10" weighing 170 lbs. He has brown hair and green eyes.

Smith is currently wanted for fleeing a work-release program in Georgia where he was serving a sentence for robbery.

If you have any information on his location, contact the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office at 850-227-1115, or you may remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 785-TIPS.

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