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.

At this time, 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.



February 28, 2021

WALTON COUNTY, Fla— Authorities in Walton County are investigating a shooting that left one dead in Miramar Beach.

Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 500 block of Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach in reference to a reported shooting just before midnight Saturday. One victim was located with a fatal gunshot wound.

Investigators have been called to the scene to take over the investigation. More information will be released once it becomes available.