Suspect arrested in 2010 PCB church slaying

| May 14, 2013

PANAMA CITY BEACH — Police made an arrest in a 2010 fatal shooting at a church construction site Thursday after a grand jury returned an indictment of a Panama City man on a count of first-degree murder.

Christopher Ray Hyler, 47, was living in a rental property owned by victim Robert Ellison when Ellison was shot and killed at the busy construction site on Aug. 10, 2010, and when Hyler was arrested Thursday evening. Police announced his arrest at a press conference Friday morning.

Ellison was shot multiple times in the construction office at the First Baptist Church in Panama City Beach. Though dozens of people were working on the site at the time, no one heard the gunshots or saw anything suspicious.

Capt. Robert Clarkson of the Panama City Beach Police said Friday physical evidence connecting Hyler to Ellison’s slaying has been recovered over the course of the 2½-year-long investigation, but they have not recovered the gun used to shoot Ellison. Police said Hyler implicated himself Thursday in a statement to investigators after his arrest.

 

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