Mississippi Man Shot on U.S. 98 in Okaloosa County

Posted on March 22, 2021 by Staff reports

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting on Highway 98 on Okaloosa Island this afternoon that sent a Mississippi man to the hospital.

A deputy making an unrelated traffic stop heard the gunshot and saw a white truck in the westbound lanes speed away as a man outside another white truck fell to the ground.

The truck believed to have left the scene was located a short time later by Fort Walton Beach Police Department officers and OCSO deputies at a car dealership in the city. Two people were detained for questioning.

Investigators have interviewed multiple witnesses and the investigation is continuing.

At last word, the victim was undergoing surgery.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.