for immediate release
November 5, 2004

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 Investigators are hoping to speak to a woman listed in stable condition at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center after she was attacked yesterday (Thursday) by an unknown black male. Hyon Hamilton, age 44 (02-24-1960), of 1930 Candlewood Drive, Navarre, was approaching the K-2 Oriental Food and Gifts on Bryn Athyn Boulevard when the suspect approached her and a struggle ensued over the victim's purse. Hamilton was shot in the lower abdomen. The suspect fled in an unknown direction with Hamilton's purse on Bryn Athyn Boulevard in a mid 70's box-style gold or light brown Chevrolet Caprice. The suspect is described as a young, black male, thin build, and is considered to be in his early twenties. Anybody with information about this incident should contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office at 609-2000 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 863-TIPS (863-8477).

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for more information contact Catherine Dokey, Community Relations Coordinator

(850) 651-7153

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