JUVENILE ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING BB GUN FROM A MOVING VEHICLE IN SANTA ROSA BEACH
July 13, 2021
WALTON COUNTY, Fla— A juvenile has been arrested for shooting a BB gun from a moving vehicle in Santa Rosa Beach.
Walton County Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports Monday of a black truck driving along 30a shooting pedestrians at random with a BB gun.
Deputies responded to Quincy Circle yesterday afternoon in reference to a 17-year-old with an injury to the arm.
Throughout the evening, a person of interest was developed and an arrest was made early Tuesday morning.
The suspect who is 16 years of age is currently being charged with battery and improper exhibition of a firearm. Both of these charges are misdemeanors which is why the name is not being released at this time.
Walton County Sheriff’s Office is also aware of a 15-year-old victim who suffered a significant injury to his eye and was transported to Sacred Heart in Pensacola. He was ultimately transferred to Gainesville to undergo surgery.
Our office has been in communication with the teenager’s parents and has been receiving updates on his condition. A connection between this incident and our suspect is being investigated at this time.
Once the investigation is completed, WCSO expects more charges to be filed as it relates to that injury. This investigation is still being carried out to find out who, if anyone, was also involved in the incidents.
We appreciate the public’s patience as we continue to thoroughly look into this case.