UPDATE (5/23 3:11 p.m.): The victim has been identified as Durrell Palmer, 36, and the suspect is Charles Tyree Moore, 37. According to officials, both men got out of their vehicles, which is when Moore fired four to five shots at Palmer. Moore then left the scene and called 911. He told them exactly where he would leave the gun and where he would stop.
Officers said this incident had been escalating over a two-week period over a woman. Although they were both at the gas station at the same time, officers said this was not a planned meet-up. The woman was married to one of the men and allegedly was seeing other men.
Palmer is a well-known Pensacola activist. Two years ago, he worked to have a Black Lives Matter mural painted in Pensacola.
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — A homicide investigation is underway after a man was shot at a gas station Monday morning in Escambia County.
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office says they were notified at about 7:30 a.m. a man was shot at the Circle K near Highway 29 and West Roberts Road in the Gonzalez community.
The man was found dead on the scene. He has not yet been identified. The ECSO is questioning one person they have in custody.
This is a developing story. WKRG News 5 is working to gather more information. We will update this story as more information becomes available.