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Suspect arrested following downtown Fort Walton Beach shooting

On September 19, 2023, at approximately 1:22pm, Fort Walton Beach Police Department responded to the area of Brooks Bridge on Highway 98 just east of the Perry Ave SE intersection, […]

On September 19, 2023, at approximately 1:22pm, Fort Walton Beach Police Department responded to the area of Brooks Bridge on Highway 98 just east of the Perry Ave SE intersection, regarding a report of shots fired.

A white in color Ford Mustang and a red in color Volkswagen Passat were reportedly involved in an altercation.

The driver of the Ford Mustang, 39-year-old William Sean Killingsworth of Fort Walton Beach, FL, fired multiple shots at the driver of the Volkswagen Passat.

  • The driver of the Volkswagen Passat, 30-year-old Devon Cor’Darius Chaverst of Fort Walton Beach, FL, was shot once and transported to HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital where he is currently in stable condition.

Killingsworth left the scene but was located and arrested on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and discharging firearm in public.

“The Fort Walton Beach Police Department would like to thank the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office for their quick assistance and resources throughout the duration of this call for service,” wrote the FWBPD in a statement.

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