Everything we know about yesterday’s shooting in Fort Walton Beach + more

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Quick Reads

The Truman Show: I’ve always liked the movie, “The Truman Show”. Even cooler that it was filmed in Seaside. But did you know that you can still visit some of the places from the movie? With a bit of “movie magic”, buildings were added and a bustling downtown was created, but you can still visit many spots from the iconic Jim Carrey film. Click here to see what you can still visit today.

Live Nativity: I remember going to the Live Nativity growing up in FWB. A friend’s dad played the role of Jesus for many years. Well, it’s back! The annual Live Nativity opened Monday night at the First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach. The event, now in its 31st year, will be open every night until Dec. 21 from 6-8:30 p.m.

Giving back: Walmart was filled Tuesday morning with Crestview first responders buying Christmas gifts for children in need, according to the Crestview Bulletin. Members of the Crestview Police and Fire Departments took part in the annual Cops for Kids shopping spree. The event is an effort to give back to the community and make a positive connection with the children and their families. Click here to read more and see pics.

Trial beginsAramis Garcia is being tried this week for first-degree premeditated murder and two counts of attempted murder, reports the NWFDN. You may recall that Garcia is accused of murdering Coty Bradley outside of his home earlier this year after Bradley was exiting an Uber. The state also alleges that after shooting Bradley and Clemons, Garcia fired on his friend, Devonte Riker, to eliminate him as a witness. Click here to read more on his trial.

Shooting in Fort Walton Beach leaves two dead, including suspect

On Tuesday, Dec. 17, at approximately 1 p.m., City of Fort Walton Beach police officers responded to “shots fired” near 25 Walter Martin Road.

Upon arrival, officers located a female with multiple gunshot wounds and began life-saving measures. The Fort Walton Beach Fire Department continued life-saving measures before the victim was transported to the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, but she did not survive her injuries at the hospital.

The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Edith Cordona-Cantu, an employee of Sullivan insurance where the shooting took place.

The shooter fled in a Toyota SUV.

Deputies say the suspect, 27-year old Clyde Jacob Sullivan, pulled a gun after they boxed him in with their vehicles.

They saw him on Timberlake Trailhead Road off Lewis Turner Boulevard, where deputies positioned their cars so he could not escape. He was shot and killed after pulling a firearm and pointing it towards a deputy.

Per standard protocol, the deputies involved in the incident will be placed on administrative leave with pay pending an administrative review.

No deputies were injured.

Happening today

Field Office Complex Opening (FWB, FL) – Info
A Very Viking Christmas (FWB, FL) – Info
Star Wars Trivia (FWB, FL) – Info
Polar Express and Chili Cook-off (FWB, FL) – Info

Ok, that’s all I have for you today. Hope you have a great Wednesday and I will see you tomorrow!


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