FDLE: Officer-involved shooting in Crestview under investigation

Northwest Florida


CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WKRG) — A shooting between law enforcement and a fugitive from Connecticut turned deadly Thursday morning.

The shooting happened at the McDonald’s on S. Ferdon Boulevard in Crestview.

Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille said the U.S. Marshal’s Office had been tracking the fugitive wanted for kidnapping for awhile.

Law enforcement found out he was in Crestview and confronted him.

The fugitive was armed and shots were fired. Law enforcement killed the individual, according to Marcille.

The identity of the fugitive will not be released until next of kin is notified. No officers were injured.

The Crestview Police Department said residents should avoid the area while the investigation continues. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is on scene.

UPDATE (12:25 p.m.) — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement confirms the agency is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Crestview.

FDLE says the agency’s help was requested by U.S. Marshals at the scene.

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WKRG) — Crestview Police say they have blocked off the area of Walmart Road and Highway 85, limiting access to entrances of McDonald’s and one at Walmart due to an ongoing and active investigation.

Police are advising drivers to avoid this area to prevent extended delays.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.


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