A Shalimar man is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly firing shots at a moving vehicle early this morning, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. The incident occurred around 4:30 a.m. near the intersection of Fifth Street and Fifth Avenue.
- Deputies were called to the scene after a man reported that someone had fired a shot at his car, shattering a window. No one was injured in the incident.
Upon arriving at the scene, deputies heard gunshots in the area. They quickly began to canvass the area and encountered 26-year old Kyle Chapman. Chapman, who was wearing upper body armor, was carrying a semi-automatic rifle and pistol while illuminating the deputies with a flashlight.
According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Chapman reached for his pistol as the deputies approached him. One deputy fired a shot, causing Chapman to take cover behind a vehicle. He ultimately surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident.
- Deputies found an AR-15, a semi-automatic pistol, and several spent shell casings near Chapman’s vehicle. The magazine with the pistol was missing five rounds. Chapman was also found to be in possession of a bulletproof vest, according to reports.
Chapman is facing multiple felony charges, including aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, firing into a moving vehicle, possession of a bulletproof vest, and discharging a firearm in public. He is currently being held in the Okaloosa County Jail without bond.
This is an ongoing investigation, and anyone with information is urged to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at (850) 863-TIPS.