Flagler County, FL (December 23, 2018) - A 21-year-old man is behind bars following a shooting on Friday, December 21st. Maurice Tyron Moultrie was taken into custody by the Flagler County Sheriff's Office in connection with the shooting on Bressler Lane.
According to reports, the incident took place around 10:00 am after Moultrie allegedly shot Kevonte L. Gillislee. After being taken into custody, Moultrie told officers that he had gone to the area to purchase marijuana. When he arrived, he said that Gillislee pulled a firearm causing Moultrie to take out his own weapon and shoot Gillislee.
Gilislee was taken to Halifax hospital after the assault. He was conscious following the shooting and was able to identify Moultrie as the person who shot him. He also provided officers with a description of Moultrie's vehicle.
Moultrie is in the Flagler County jail on a $35,000 bond where he has been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Flagler County Battery Laws
Under Florida law, aggravated battery is an intentional and unlawful touching causing great bodily harm. Aggravated battery is also committed any time a deadly weapon is used during the incident. The charge of aggravated battery is a felony that potentially carries up to 15 years in prison upon conviction.
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