Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a Monday shooting that occurred near Tiger Lane and Tiger Point Boulevard.
According to a press release, deputies were dispatched to the area in reference to a shooting. The complainant was arriving home during the early morning hours when they observed a white vehicle in front of their residence. Inside the vehicle were several individuals wearing ski masks. Suspecting their home was being robbed, the complainant began to follow the vehicle.
As the complainant followed the car, they realized there were two vehicles running from them. As they turned a corner at a rapid rate of speed, a passenger in the white vehicle fired a weapon at the complainant hitting the front of the complainants’ vehicle.
Both vehicles continued down Tiger Point Boulevard toward US. Highway 98 where they turned westbound toward Pensacola. The complainant called 911 and deputies were able to locate the vehicles. Pensacola Police pursued the vehicles into their jurisdiction where one individual was subsequently arrested.
The investigation is indicating these individuals were opening unlocked vehicles and stealing vehicle contents. The vehicle used by the suspects was stolen just moments before the shooting which was unlocked with the keys inside according to the release.
At this time, this case is under investigation and remains active.