2018 Kava Lounge shooter convicted

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) A jury today convicted 31-year-old Gregory Jones of possession of a firearm and possession by a felon after a shooting in May 2018.

So the basics are this, at around 3 am in front of the Kava Lounge in Gainesville two convicted felons, each with guns got into an altercation leading to one of the men getting shot.

In surveillance video provided by the State Attorneys Office, you can see the altercation.

Soon afterward you can see Gregory Jones adjust his pants revealing the butt of a gun. Then shortly after both men exit the screen you can see 28-year-old Christopher Alexander jump a barrier with a gun in his hand.

When he gets shot in the torso right after jumping the barrier he briefly drops his gun before picking it up and going inside the lounge, he exited again less than a minute later.

Darry Lloyd, a spokesman for the State Attorneys Office said, "Gregory Jones along with Christopher Alexander were involved in a disturbance and both individuals, both in their part have been held responsible for the actions that occurred on May 12th, 2018."

Spokesman Darry Lloyd explained Jones, who shot Alexander was only convicted of possession of a firearm and possession by a felon but not any type of assault because the shooting most likely could have been proven to be in self-defense.

It took the jury two hours to find Jones guilty of the two counts. Alexander has already previously been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon as well as possession of a firearm by a felon and was sentenced to 4 years in prison. A judge will sentence Jones within 30 days.