Fort Walton Beach teenager murdered

Posted on May 21, 2019 by Staff reports

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responding to a call of shots fired in the Fort Walton Beach last night found a 19-year old male on the ground beside a fence with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Cordell Smart of Dona Avenue was later pronounced dead at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.

Deputies were called to 110 Oakhill Avenue shortly after 10 p.m. after multiple witnesses reported hearing gunfire.

Smart was unresponsive when deputies arrived.

An autopsy will be conducted by the First Judicial Circuit Medical Examiner’s Office.

Investigators are asking anyone with information on the murder to contact the OCSO at 850-651-7400 or you can contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 863-TIPS,, or by using the P3 Mobile Tips application