PENSACOLA, Fla. (WALA) - The Escambia County Sheriff's Office said 16-year-old Alonzo Knight was shot and killed on Princess Lane around 2 a.m. Friday Morning. His death is suspected to be the result of an argument that spiraled out of control.
Michael Davis, 25, is suspected of firing the shot that struck Knight. Sergeant Mike Ward said the situation began with a noise complaint.
"Davis was at a friend's house, down from where the victim lived. Knight went out to talk to Davis or the group to tell them to hold it down - that they were too loud," said Ward.
Ward said that's when Davis pulled out a gun, shooting once in Knight's direction. The bullet struck Knight in the chest while he stood in his yard.
Deputies named Jeremy Michael Nelson and Gregory George Snow persons of interest in the case. When investigators located the pair, they led deputies to Davis.
"There appears to be no specific motive. The investigation shows that the victim didn't appear to be threatening to anyone down there," Ward said.
Close friends of Knight said he was like a brother to them. D.J. Tazz said he was training Knight to be a performer.
"I woke up this morning, and they told me he was dead. It just hurt. It's hurting me right now," said Tazz.
A friend of Davis, who wanted to remain anonymous, said the incident started because of a fight, but he doesn't think Davis intended to actually harm anyone.
"It's really unusual of Mike because I've known him my whole life. He's a really good guy. I love him no matter. I know who he is. I know the person he is. It just saddens me it all had to happen the way it did," said Davis' friend.
Tazz said he's going to miss Knight.
"I'm feeling sad because I know there's a lot of people out there hurt by this. If we could have him back, it would be the best thing to just tell him we love him," said Tazz.
Nelson and Snow are not facing any charges in the death of Knight. Davis has been charged with second degree Homicide and is in the Escambia County jail with no bond.
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