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Timothy Price-Williams

A Fort Walton Beach area man is in the Okaloosa County jail tonight, charged with first degree premeditated murder in the fatal shooting of an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

The OCSO had obtained a warrant for 43-year old Timothy Price-Williams on a domestic violence battery charge today, but Price-Williams refused to exit his townhome at 710 North Park Boulevard.

The OCSO Special Response Team was summoned to try to negotiate with Price-Williams to give himself up peacefully. Several deputies, including Corporal Ray Hamilton, entered an area behind the backyard fence of the premises to help establish a safe perimeter. Once they got into position, shots were fired from inside the home and Corporal Hamilton was struck. He was rushed to HCA Fort Walton Beach – Destin Hospital where he succumbed to his injury shortly after 3 p.m.

Price-Williams continued to refuse to exit, then came out in a manner that caused another deputy to fire on him, injuring Price-Williams in his right arm.

He received medical attention at the hospital and was then transported to the jail on a charge of premeditated murder.