Man known as 'Killer' facing murder charges

Posted at 12:39 PM, May 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-24 12:47:49-04

 A man known by his victims as "Killer" is facing murder charges in connection with a fatal shooting last week near Greenacres.

Joshua Grantley Simpson, 25, is accused of a double shooting that turned deadly.

According to Larry King III, who survived the gunfire, the shooting happened at a home on Wauconda Way East on May 19.

The victim claims he was in the home with several others when they were confronted by a man with tattoos on his face, known to him by the nickname "Killer."

The victim says "Killer" was upset because a handgun was missing.

When King III and another man, identified as Joanes Charlot, Jr., 32, tried to leave, he said there was a confrontation and "Killer" opened fire.

The victim said he was struck in the hip and then "Killer" emptied his handgun into Charlot, according to a probable cause affidavit.

King III ran off and drove himself to a hospital.

Another person in the house took Chalot to JFK Medical Center where he died about 11 hours later.

Deputies later caught up with Simpson and charged him with first-degree murder with a firearm and attempted second-degree murder with a firearm.