Phenix City police are currently searching for the man they say is responsible for fatally shooting Johnny L. Walton, 36, early today.
Eric Jones, 20, is accused of shooting Walton once in the chest around 2:40 a.m. while riding in a Cadillac on the U.S. 280 Bypass, said Lt. Warren McLoughlin.
Walton was in the front passenger seat, turned around and facing Jones, and Jones was sitting behind him. The two were having an argument, and at some point Jones pulled a gun and shot Walton once in the chest, McLoughlin said.
Jones is a black male, 5-foot-9 and 140 pounds. He has a medium complexion and shoulder-length dreadlocks, McLoughlin said.