Boynton Man Accused Of Murdering Victim Over $15-$20 Crack Cocaine Sale

Authorities arrested a Boynton Beach man on Monday night, a week after he allegedly fatally shot another man over a $15-$20 crack cocaine sale.

Johnnie Lee Moye, 42, now faces one count of first-degree murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Boynton Beach police said the shooting occurred on Oct. 30 in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 608 NE First St.

According to a probable cause affidavit, the victim's girlfriend saw her boyfriend, Jeremy Bailey, hanging out with a group of people in the parking lot a short time after he left to buy cigarettes.

The woman told detectives Bailey told her he would be inside in a little bit, but she heard gunfire a short time later and then found him on the ground outside, bleeding profusely.

Police said the woman claimed she and her boyfriend had been confronted by Moye and another man a few days prior and the other unknown man had pointed a silver revolver at the couple.

She said Bailey told her to run while he spoke to the men. 

Authorities said the woman claimed she didn't know what the incident was about, but believed the same men could have been involved in the shooting.

Police also spoke to a man who witnessed the shooting and he told authorities Moye had pulled up in a white SUV driven by a woman and began waving a gun around, saying Bailey owed him $15 or $20 because he sold crack cocaine to a man to whom Moye was supposed to sell it.

The witness told authorities that Bailey was non-confrontational and told Moye he was leaving and going back inside his apartment.

As Bailey walked away, Moye allegedly began shooting at him, striking him four or five times, including once in the back of the head.

Moye has an extensive criminal history and was released from federal prison last December. 

He is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail.

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