For Immediate Release
May 28, 2009
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
OCSO INVESTIGATES OKALOOSA ISLAND SHOOTING
22-year old Rion Hays Tilton of 529 Kelly Street in Destin was taken by Gulf Flight 1 air medical chopper to Baptist Hospital in Pensacola where he is in critical condition.
Witnesses in the area at the time report hearing a "pop" or a sharp cracking noise. One witness saw a dark-colored car slow down in the parking lot, open the door and push a man out to the ground. When they approached Tilton, he was unconscious, with an apparent wound to his head.
Anyone with any information on the shooting is asked to call the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS.
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