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Man convicted in food store shooting

Witness arrested in court

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Lavonne McAllister
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Lavonne McAllister

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville man was convicted Thursday afternoon of aggravated assault and discharge of a firearm.

In June 2011, Lavonne McAllister shot at Demetrius Campbell after the two had a verbal argument inside the Star Food Discount Store.

McAllister fired three shots as Campbell tried to get out of the store to safety.

During the trial, a witness was charged with perjury. Curtis Watson is accused of lying on the stand.

When state attorney's office investigators arrested Watson in court Thursday afternoon, he tried to flee.

Watson was arrested on charges of perjury and resisting an officer without violence. Watson was also booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Those charges were added after Watson was searched by authorities.

McAllister's sentencing date will be set on Aug. 13.