Suspect in Fort Walton Beach strip club shooting arrested in Pasco County, says Okaloosa Sheriff’s Office

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Okaloosa Sheriff's Office investigating strip club shooting

Okaloosa Sheriff’s Office investigating strip club shooting (From Okaloosa Sheriff’s Office Facebook page)

UPDATE: (10/5/21 4:10 p.m.): A Florosa man is now in custody in the Pasco County, Fla., jail on Okaloosa
County Sheriff’s Office active warrants for attempted homicide, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon.

Tyran Claybrone

25-year-old Tyran Claybrone is accused of shooting at two people outside the Red Rose Gentlemen’s Club on Okaloosa Island on Sept. 10, striking a woman in the leg. One of the victims says he and the woman were walking outside the club at about 4:40 a.m. when they were approached by Claybrone and got into an argument. Deputies say Claybrone threatened to shoot the man in the head, pulling out a black semiautomatic handgun. He fired twice, striking the woman in the right leg.

Investigators say on Sept. 25, Claybrone came back to the Red Rose Gentlemen’s Club and told the cashier he would pay the victim $3,000 as restitution, which was declined. Claybrone was then identified by the OCSO through video surveillance. Two days later the victim was shown a photo array, which led to a positive identification of the defendant.

UPDATE: (Sept. 10, 3:15 p.m.): Okaloosa Sheriff’s Office released new information about the early Friday morning shooting that left one woman injured at the Red Rose strip club.

Investigators spoke to a patron of the club who said he walked outside to the parking lot with a female patron, to smoke. That’s when a man appearing to be in his mid-twenties approached them and began saying vulgar things to the woman, according to a news release.

“The situation escalated,” according to the release. The witness told investigators the unidentified man pulled out a handgun and fired, striking the woman in the leg. She was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No one else was injured.

Investigators said they were told the shooter fled the scene in a car heading towards Highway 98. The release did not describe the vehicle.

If you have any information about the shooting, you are asked to call the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 651-7400.

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WKRG) — The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a woman was shot in the leg early Friday morning at an Okaloosa Island strip club early Friday morning, according to a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office.

According to the post, deputies responded to the Red Rose Nightclub “after a female suffered a gunshot wound to the leg around 4:40 a.m..”

The woman was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

The department said more information is coming.

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