UPDATE (3:31 p.m.): The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged a second person in the shooting at Newcastle Drive.
A 16-year-old was charged with attempted murder and firing a weapon into an occupied dwelling or conveyance. The teen was charged after he and Shea Jones started firing at a woman’s car at Newcastle Drive, according to OCSO. Jones allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at the driver, her passenger and an 11-month-old baby.
The victim told deputies she drove through a yard at Newcastle Drive to try and get away from the pair. Jones and the 16-year-old started shooting at the car and those inside it. The front window was shattered, but the baby and passenger were unharmed. The driver was taken to the hospital for cuts from the windshield being shot out.
Shea Patrick Jones, 21, is charged with attempted homicide, weapon offense and possession by a felon. He is also facing charges for violating parole out of Illinois.
Jones was arguing with a woman at the Newcastle Drive residence when he pulled out a gun and pointed it at the victim in a Ford SUV. The victim hit Jones with the car in the front yard and tried to flee the scene, according to the OCSO arrest report.
OCSO said Jones then fired shots at the car as it was leaving blowing out the front window and striking the driver’s seat. An 11-month-old baby was in the backseat at the time.
The victim and child went to a hospital for treatment and are ok.
OCSO said they will update this case with any co-defendant charges as it moves forward.