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Gretna man charged in murder of 66-year-old at pool hall

Gretna man charged in murder of 66-year-old at pool hall
Posted at 11:12 AM, Sep 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-18 11:12:00-04

CHATTAHOOCHEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A lifelong Chattahoochee resident is dead after being shot with an AK-47 during an armed robbery at Tata's Pool Hall. 

The Chattahoochee Police Department says that the armed robbery happened on Sept. 13 around 10 p.m.

They say three armed black men, two of which had their face covered, came into Tata's Pool Hall demanding money. Two of the men had handguns and one was armed with a AK-47.

At the time of the robbery, there were six people inside the pool hall.

Police say as the suspects were collecting money, a fight broke out between a victim and a suspect due to the suspect pointing a gun at the victim's head.

Things escalated when a second victim grabbed a pool cue and hit one of the armed men. 

Authorities say that is when the last suspect took his AK-47 and shot and killed Frank Owens Jr., 66. 

The suspects then immediately left the scene in a black 205 Chrysler 200. The car was later found, abandoned about a half a mile away from the poll hall. The car was reported stolen out of Tallahassee.

On Saturday, police found and arrested 27-year-old Bradley Lewis in connection with the murder and armed robbery. The other suspects have not yet been arrested.