Man arrested for allegedly murdering friend

PALMETTO, Fla. - What started as a death investigation soon turned into a homicide late Friday night.

Willie Lee Jones,65, went over to the house of George Williamson Jr, 70, around 10 p.m. for visit, Manatee County deputies say.

Wiliamson told deputies that all of the sudden Jones was laying on the floor and was unresponsive so he called 911.

When deputies arrived they saw that Jones had been shot.

Several firearms were taken from the home and Williamson was placed under arrest for second degree murder.

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