OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that happened on Earl Street around 11:30 Monday night.
The sheriff’s office says a teenager, identified as 15-year old Quolee Jackson, was shot in the area of Earl Street and Poplar Avenue. Deputies say the teen’s parents attempted to drive him to the hospital. Deputies immediately began to render lifesaving measures until EMS arrived. Jackson, who had suffered a gunshot wound to the chest, was transported to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center where he was pronounced dead shortly before midnight.
Sheriff Eric Aden says this tragic incident is a time for our community to focus on compassion, commitment, and community. “These parents are having to endure unspeakable loss and pain due to this senseless violence. As a community, we must work together to determine who is responsible and bring them to justice. We are committed to that mission and ask that anyone who has any information that could assist our investigation to please share it immediately.”
Quolee’s parents join in that plea for information with his mother saying, “He was a loving and caring boy”.
The sheriff’s office is offering an reward for up to $8,000 for any information leading to an arrest in this case.
The sheriff’s office is asking for anyone who has information about the shooting to contact the OCSO immediately at 850-651-7400. You can also share information anonymously through Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850.863.TIPS, emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com, or by using the P3 Tips Mobile application.