Central Illinois man shot, killed in Florida

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WCIA) — Police said a Taylorville man visiting Florida for construction work was killed in a shooting Tuesday morning.

A Facebook post from the Panama City Police Department said officers responded at 9:32 a.m. to a reported active shooter incident in the 600 block of West 23rd Street.

Arriving at the scene, people directed the police to a single victim and a single suspect. The alleged shooter was arrested without incident.

The man who was shot was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. He died at the hospital.

Police say they quickly learned that the victim and shooter knew each other, and the shooting wasn’t a random act of violence.

The victim was identified as 55-year-old Gordon McKinney, of Taylorville. He was a construction superintendent who had traveled to Florida for work.

The suspect was identified as 40-year-old David Donaldson, of Havanna, Fla.

David Donaldson

Detectives learned Donaldson was working for a company that was subcontracted by McKinney. While they were behind a business, the two got into an altercation because of differences over a work product.

Donaldson then brandished a firearm and shot McKinney. He was charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault with a firearm.

WMBB reports Donaldson confessed to shooting McKinney during a physical fight. Witnesses told police two men were fighting in an alley when Donaldson pulled a gun from his pants and shot McKinney twice.

When a co-worker tried to rush to help McKinney, Donaldson pointed the gun at him and said, “Do you want some too,” the arrest affidavit states.

Witnesses told investigators that Donaldson was never in danger. Investigators added that evidence on the scene also shows that Donaldson’s life was not in danger when he shot McKinney.

Donaldson was booked at the Bay County Jail.

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