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Security guard shot in leg outside establishment in Fort Walton Beach

On January 4, 2024, at approximately 2:36 am., Fort Walton Beach Police responded to 212 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE in reference to an armed disturbance. Responding officers arrived on scene and […]

On January 4, 2024, at approximately 2:36 am., Fort Walton Beach Police responded to 212 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE in reference to an armed disturbance.

Responding officers arrived on scene and learned that the victim, who was working security, was escorting the suspect out of the establishment. The suspect produced a handgun and shot the victim one time in his leg, according to the FWBPD.

  • The injury was a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Detectives with the Fort Walton Beach Police Department responded to the scene and identified several witnesses and a person of interest. This appears to be an isolated incident, according to the report.

Detectives are currently seeking any possible witnesses to the incident, and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective James at 850-833-9546 or tjames@fwb.org.

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