February 28, 2021

WALTON COUNTY, Fla— Walton County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into a shooting that left one man dead late Saturday.

Just before midnight, deputies responded to 551 Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach to Surf Hut Restaurant following a 911 call in reference to a shooting. An employee of the establishment was found with a fatal gunshot wound near his vehicle.

Investigators were called to the scene and worked through the night gathering witness statements and canvassing the area.

The suspect vehicle is described as a full-size SUV, dark in color, possibly gray or blue. Following the shooting, the vehicle fled westbound on Scene Gulf Drive toward Okaloosa County.

At this time, it’s considered an isolated incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at (850)-892-8111 or you can submit tips anonymously by calling Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at (850)-863- TIPS.