Gainesville man charged with attempted murder after shots fired on Main Street

Gregory Jones/Alachua County Jail.

Gainesville police have arrested a man accused of firing shots during an argument last month.

Investigators charged 30-year-old Gregory Jones with attempted murder. Police say Jones and another person were arguing on South Main Street when Jones fired shots. No one was injured.

“We made an investigation the night of the shooting, and revealed the two parties had words the night of the shooting revealed the two parties had words in traffic and some point Jones pulled out a firearm and shot towards the victim a number of times," GPD Officer Ben Tobias said.

Police say Jones shot toward the car and ran. Police say they recovered his hat and gun but were unable to determine who pulled the trigger. Ten days later, Jones turned himself into the department to speak with investigators.

An arrest report says Jones admitted to shooting the gun because he thought the victim was going to hurt his cousin.

Gainesville Police Department finished their investigation and charged Jones with one count of attempted murder and two counts of carrying a concealed firearm by a convicted felon. His bond is set at $500,000.

Jones was involved in a shooting earlier this year at Kava lounge, where he took action to prevent somebody else from shooting in the crowd. This shooting was ruled justified after an investigation by GPD, according to Officer Tobias.

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