Florala, AL Man Shot and Killed Over Child Visitation Issues

March 5, 2018

Florala, AL – A Florala, AL man is now dead following a domestic violence situation that occurred just after noon on Sunday, March 4, 2018.

Phillip George Parker

Florala, AL Police say Phillip George Parker and Tekevious Darnell Best was in the parking lot of the Huddle House in Florala, AL when they started talking about visitation issues concerning Best’s children. The encounter escalated, and Parker shot Best in front of several eye witnesses. Best died as a result of the gunshot wound to the chest.

Police say the children were not present at the time of the fatal incident.

Immediately following the shooting, Parker fled the area in a blue 1994 Buick LeSabre.

A short time later Parker’s vehicle was observed south bound on Hwy 85 between Florala and Laurel Hill and Parker was taken into custody by Walton County Florida Deputies.

Parker is currently being held in the Walton County Jail awaiting extradition to Alabama where he has been issued a $750,000.00 bond

This case is being investigated by the Florala Police Department, Alabama SBI Agents, Covington County Sheriff’s Department, Opp Police Department and Walton County Florida Sheriff’s Office.

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