OCSO: Man charged with tampering with evidence in Fort Walton Beach shooting

Northwest Florida

UPDATE (4:32 PM) — OCSO says the person detained in the shooting on Shirley Drive is now being charged with tampering with evidence.

Deputies identified the gunshot victim as 30-year-old Blaise Albertie Chamberlain. The woman that made the report of the break-in said Chamberlain forced his way into their home.

She further said he punched her boyfriend, 41-year-old Antwan Cobb, in the face. Subsequently, Cobb shot Chamberlain, according to the report.

Cobb ran to the nearby home of a family member and asked them to keep the gun. OCSO searched the home with a warrant and discovered the weapon.

Cobb said the incident was in self-defense. Deputies say this is still an ongoing investigation.

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WKRG) — The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) says one man is dead after a shooting on Shirley Drive in Fort Walton Beach.

The fatal shooting happened around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The following is an unedited press release from OCSO:

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that took place around 5 a.m. this morning on Shirley Drive. Deputies were called to a townhome in connection to a woman’s phone call reporting that a man broke into her home and had been shot. They found a male victim deceased inside the townhouse. A second individual who had fled from the scene was located at a nearby residence and transported to OCSO Headquarters for questioning. The case remains an active investigation and additional details will be released at the appropriate time.

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