FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WKRG) — Two men have been arrested in Fort Walton Beach after a drive-by shooting lead into a police chase.
Nija Gamble and Lekendrick Ingram drove by a house on Lowrey Drive and proceeded to shoot at it. No one was hurt. Gamble was driving the vehicle at the time of the chase and shooting.
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Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two men suspected in a drive-by shooting near Fort Walton Beach Friday, who then tried to make a getaway before ditching the car and taking off on foot. One of the men had been seen pointing a firearm towards a house on Lowrey Drive, and then a gunshot was heard. No one wasinjured. The suspect vehicle, driven by 30-year old Nija Gamble of Florosa, fled from deputiesin reverse down Elaine Avenue around one in the afternoon, hitting a car and then continuing to flee at high speeds onto Oak Street. While the car wasin motion, the passenger, later identified as 31-year old Lekendrick Ingram of Fort Walton Beach, got out and took a tumble. Gamble then jumped out, leaving the car in drive. While they ran, the car continued to the end of Oak Street and struck a tree. Both fled east through yards while OCSO deputies, with the assistance of the Fort Walton Beach Police Department, set up a perimeter.
Ingram was found on Hickory Street and taken into custody. Gamble wasspotted entering a home on Earl Street. All the occupantsthere came out, except Gamble. With the help of an OCSO K9, he waslocated hiding inside. A black bag found nearby that Gamble had been seen grabbing from the car contained cash and narcotics. Gamble is charged with resisting an officer, driving with a suspended license, possession of a controlled substance, trafficking in hydrocodone, trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in heroin, and more.
Ingram is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and resisting an officer.