TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa man faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of a man witnesses say begged for his life.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, 32-year-old Courtney Yates got into a fight with another man early Saturday. Authorities say about 90 minutes later, Yates was confronted by 26-year-old Jontavis Williams, a friend of the other man.
Williams allegedly pulled a gun from his waistband and shot Yates in the chest and then again in the back when Yates tried to run.
Witnesses told authorities that Yates collapsed and begged Williams to stop shooting. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Debbie Carter says Williams then shot Yates in the head, killing him.
Carter says Williams turned himself in to authorities Saturday evening.
Williams was held without bond. Jail records did not show whether he had an attorney.
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