Northwest Florida

Pensacola Police make arrest in unsolved 2016 murder

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) - Pensacola Police have made an arrest in a murder case that occurred in October of 2016.

Police have charged 18-year-old Marquist Page with a single count of second-degree murder. 

According to Pensacola Police, officers were called to 6841 N. 9th Ave. on October 25, 2016, to reports of a man lying unconscious behind a business next to a dumpster. Officers found 47-year-old Wes Burkhalter dead of an apparent gunshot wound.

According to jail records, Page was actually arrested several days later on other charges. Pensacola Police and the State Attorney's Office investigated and connected Page to the murder.

The gun used in the murder has been recovered, according to police. 

No additional arrests in this case are expected. 

This arrest closes the last homicide which occurred in the City of Pensacola.


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