NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
July 13, 2009
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420

LANDVIEW DRIVE SHOOTER IDENTIFIED AND CHARGED 


Teddy Lee Lanieux

     The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has charged a Fort Walton Beach man involved in a July 1st shooting incident with aggravated battery and affray. 23-year old Teddy Lee Lanieux of 512-C Landview Drive was arrested at the Okaloosa County Jail where he was being held on other charges in connection with the incident.

     Investigators say the altercation on Landview Drive involved two rival street gangs. After a fight involving numerous individuals on the street, witnesses say Lanieux went back to his residence. He then came out with a firearm, went to the first landing, and began shooting at subjects down the street. Return gunfire erupted. Brandie Rachelle Hagler was trying to flee the scene with her boyfriend when she was shot in the left arm. Hagler, as well as another witness,   identified Lanieux as the shooter.

     Investigator Bob Grappone says the investigation is continuing.

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