The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) is looking for Willie Gene Westberry III, 25, in connection with a homicide.
On April 27th, 2013 at approximately 3:29 a.m., the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office responded to C.J.'s Lounge in Chattahoochee in reference to a shooting that occurred after a fight inside the club.
Responding deputies located Sterling S. Johnson, a 28-year-old black male lying on the ground in front of the night club with several people administering CPR. Johnson died from a gunshot wound as efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
A second victim, who received a gunshot wound to the lower right leg, was transported to the hospital, treated and released later that same morning.
Gadsden County Sheriff's Office investigators and special agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are currently working several leads.
Westberry is considered armed and dangerous, according to GCSO Capt. Jim Corder.
Corder said Westberry is from Tallahassee and lives at 2525 Texas Street (Holifield Arms Apartments).
A .45 caliber handgun was used in the incident, Corder said, adding the deceased victim appeared to be shot four to six times, once in the face.
Several agencies are involved with the investigation including the GCSO, the Chattahoochee Police Department, Leon County Sheriff’s Office, FDLE and the U.S. Marshals Office.
Corder stated that if someone knows Westberry’s whereabouts do not approach him, but call authorities at 911 or Big Bend Crime Stoppers at 850-574-8477.