LEESBURG, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35)
The suspect in a fatal shooting in a Leesburg restaurant parking lot is in custody. U.S. Marshals arrested William Coffey, 24, near Fruitland Park on Friday afternoon. He is presently being treated for a bite by a K-9 officer. He is being transported to the Leesburg Police Department for questioning with investigators and is expected to be turned over to the Lake County Jail.
Police say a man and a woman were sitting in a car outside the Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits restaurant on Highway 4-41 when two people they knew approached. Investigators say there was some sort of argument and police say the suspects started firing shots into the car. Officials say 22-year-old Christopher Webber was killed during the shooting, but 25-year-old Sheree Allen survived and was taken to the hospital for her injuries.
Police say a person was taken into custody on Thursday night during a traffic stop and was interviewed and released. He is being considered a witness at this time.
Officials say the outstanding shooting suspect is 24-year-old William Coffey.