Navarre man dies in Okaloosa shooting

Posted on July 13, 2019 by Staff reports

A Navarre man who was shot outside a home on Blackstone Road in Mary Esther early this morning died from his injuries at a local hospital.

A second individual, who also suffered a gunshot wound at the home, is undergoing treatment and is expected to survive.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 671Blackstone Road around 4:43 a.m. in response to a 9-1-1 call reporting shots had been fired.

When they arrived, they found 34-year old Christopher Black of Navarre on an outside carport. He was transported to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Investigators are working to gather information and evidence, as well as piece together the sequence of events.