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Deputies: Argument over money ends in fatal shooting on West Tennessee Street

Posted at 11:39 AM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 11:39:20-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Leon County Sheriff's office has arrested a man in connection to a fatal shooting at the intersection of West Tennessee Street and Barineau Road in western Leon County.

On Saturday around 4:08 PM, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office was called to the intersection of West Tennessee Street and Barineau Road in western Leon County for a man that had been shot.

Once on scene, deputies found the man who was shot multiple times. The victim, identified as 40-year-old Grosbin Juarez Castro, was transported from the scene by EMS to a local hospital and eventually died from his injuries.

Deputies on scene gathered information and a description of the suspect. A person matching the description, later identified as 35-year-old Jonathan Andrews, was later found at a nearby mobile home park.

LCSO says detectives responded to the scene and discovered that Castro and Andrews were passengers in the same car when they began to argue about Castro owing Andrews money.

The driver of the vehicle, who had agreed to escort the two around to collect the money they owed, pulled off the road and told the two to get out of the car once the argument started to become physical.

Deputies say once they got out, Andrews shot Castro multiple times with a handgun.

Based on the investigation, Andrews was identified as the shooter. Detectives also located and seized several .40 caliber ammunition casings on scene handgun Andrews used was not found.

LCSO says Andrews was also found to be in possession of crack cocaine at the time of his arrest. He was transported to the Leon County Detention Facility where he was charged with first degree murder and possession of crack cocaine.