Recaptured: Crestview bar shooting suspect flees deputies

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Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies have rearrested a man in connection to a Crestview shooting. Deputies say, 43-year old Tyrone Morris of McClelland Street was located and arrested at North Okaloosa Medical Center on July 13th, but the next day while in the process of being discharged to go to the jail, fled the building. The victim, Morris is accused of shooting, survived and later picked Morris out of a photographic line-up, according to OCSO.

Deputies say he was rearrested Saturday, July 21st outside his girlfriends home. 

Morris is charged with shooting a 26-year old man in the leg following an early morning altercation at the Split Oaks Saloon on James Lee Boulevard July 5th.

Investigators believe the weapon used was a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol.

He is being held without bond on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm in public, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and escape.

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