Shooting at Fla. bonfire leaves Alabama teen dead

JAY, Fla. (AP) - A 21-year-old man from Jay, Fla., has been charged with murder after investigators say he shot and killed a Brewton, Ala. teen who came to a party he hosted.

A Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office news release says that Robert Franklin Floyd also faces three counts of attempted murder. It was not known if Floyd has a lawyer.

Authorities say the shooting occurred early Saturday after 18-year-old GeTyron Lopez Benjamin and three others went to a bonfire party at Floyd's house.

Floyd told investigators the Brewton group, which included two black males, had not been invited and were told to leave.

Assistant State Attorney James Parker said as the victims drove away, Floyd, who is white, ran to his truck, grabbed a rifle, and fired five shots.

Parker said 2 of the shots struck the vehicle and one hit Benjamin in the back. He was pronounced dead on arrival at a Brewton hospital.

Information from: Pensacola News Journal,

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