Deadly home invasion robbery attempt in Fort Walton Beach

Posted on November 20, 2019 by Staff reports

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Edgar Jennings III, who was killed last night after someone tried to force their way into his residence

One person is dead following an apparent home invasion robbery attempt at a residence on Culp Avenue near Fort Walton Beach.

A 9-1-1 call came in around 11:50 last night of someone trying to enter a home. Callers reported hearing gunfire and a man’s body was found a short time later.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating and processing the crime scene.

Additional information will be released as developments warrant. Anyone with information is asked to contact the OCSO at 850.651.7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850.651.TIPS,, or by using the P3 Tips Mobile application.