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UPDATE: PC Police File Additional Charges Against Suspected Shooter

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Panama City police have filed additional charges again Laportea Markeze Howard, the man they say shot two men late Friday night.

On Sunday, PCPD charged Howard, 21, with attempted felony murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, attempted purchase of a controlled substance, and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Howard remains in the Bay County Jail.  According to police, the investigation is ongoing and additional arrests and charges are expected in the case.


An earlier version of this story:

A man is in the Bay County Jail, charged in a shooting that wounded two people in Panama City late Friday night.

Panama City Police arrested 21 year old, Laportea Howard on Saturday on multiple charges.

Police responded to a shooting late Friday at the intersection of 9th Court and Sherman Avenue.

According to Panama City Police, the incident occurred in the roadway near the intersection.

19 year old Cleveland Tubbs and 20 year old Keneen Gary were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening gun shot wounds. Tubbs has since been released. Gary was still being treated for a wound to his hip on Saturday evening.

Howard has been charged with one count of Discharging a Firearm in Public, one count Felony Possession of a Firearm, and one count Violation of Probation for a previous charge of Felony Battery.

Panama City Police Department Lieutenant, Robert Luther says more charges could be filed in this case.

"Detectives last night, once the victims were treated, were able to speak with the victims. There were some witnesses at the scene. A lot of people had to be spoken to about the incident and the evidence and all has to be looked at. It's time consuming. The investigators are still working the case and should continue into the evening," said Luther.

This is still very much an ongoing investigation. If you have any information about Friday night's incident, you are urged to call the Panama City Police Department at 872-3112, or you can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 785-TIPS.