UPDATE: Man sought for questioning in Crestview-area homicide

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UPDATE (9:37 p.m. 7/10/21) — The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 22-year old Johnny Ray Kirk for questioning in connection with a homicide that took place at about 1:30 p.m. July 10 at the Shoal River Wayside Park (Duggan Park) off State Road 85 south of Crestview.

Deputies say Kirk took the victim’s 2007 red Nissan pickup with Florida tag PZHL01. The vehicle was found Sunday in Walton County. He is considered to be armed and dangerous and has an active warrant for failure to appear for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon out of Walton County. If spotted, do not attempt to make contact.

Call 911 or your nearest law enforcement agency. Anyone with any additional information on Kirk should call OCSO at 850-651-7400 or contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS, emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 Tips Mobile application.

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OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — Investigators are on the scene of an apparent homicide at Shoal River Wayside Park (Duggan Park) off Highway 85 south of Crestview.

A 911 call came in at about 1:30 p.m. after a person spotted a man on the ground with what appeared to be blood. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating the victim’s 2007 red Nissan pickup truck.

Anyone with information on the vehicle should call 911 or report it to a local law enforcement agency immediately. Deputies say to not attempt to make contact with anyone near the truck. If you have information that could be helpful to the homicide investigation, call 850-651-7400 or contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS, emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 Tips Mobile application.

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