Tiger Point shooting under investigation

Posted on December 23, 2019 by Staff reports

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched December 22 to Tiger Lane and Tiger Point Blvd 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.

According to police, 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 Blvd towards Hwy 98 where they turned westbound towards Pensacola. The complainant called 911 and SRSO Deputies were in route. Deputies were able to locate the vehicles. Pensacola Police pursued the vehicles into their jurisdiction where 1 individual was subsequently arrested.

“Our investigation is indicating these individuals were opening unlocked vehicles and stealing vehicle contents. The vehicle used by the suspects was stolen just moments prior to the shooting which was unlocked with the keys inside,” stated SRSO Spokesman Sgt. Rich Aloy.

At this time, this case is under investigation and remains active.