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Destin man charged in Sea Glass Apartments shooting that left victim paralyzed

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Destin man in connection with a June 14 shooting at Sea Glass Apartments that left the victim paralyzed from the neck down. […]

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Destin man in connection with a June 14 shooting at Sea Glass Apartments that left the victim paralyzed from the neck down.

  • Timothy Rettinger, 56, was charged on June 20 with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon for his alleged role in the incident that occurred in the apartment complex parking lot on Commons Drive.

According to investigators, the 60-year-old victim suffered three gunshot wounds – two to the back of his right shoulder blade and one to the back of his neck. The shooting reportedly stemmed from an altercation that escalated.

Video evidence captured by a nearby car shows the victim driving quickly through the parking lot in a white truck before stopping and opening his driver’s side door.

  • Rettinger’s truck is then reportedly seen pulling up next to the victim’s vehicle, followed by smoke and glass exploding from the car. The footage shows the victim falling as Rettinger drives away.

After the incident, Rettinger called the OCSO to report his location. Emergency medical personnel treating the victim discovered a pistol underneath his torso.

The OCSO has not released any additional information about the motive behind the altercation or the events leading up to the shooting. The investigation is ongoing.

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