Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators have arrested a second individual in connection with a drive-by shooting near Fort Walton Beach August 31st.
18-year old Trevone Fitzgerald was taken into custody late last night on charges of being an accessory to attempted murder as well as being an accessory to discharging a firearm from a vehicle.
OCSO Investigators say Fitzgerald was driving the car when 27-year old Stephen Cordova of 131 Cabana shot a man outside a home at 28 Miller Street.
Witnesses say Cordova was an armed passenger in a black Nissan Altima that drove down Miller Street around 4:15 p.m. He’s accused of firing multiple rounds out of the car, one of which struck a 36 year old Fort Walton Beach man attending a child’s birthday party. The birthday party was taking place in the back yard as the shooting erupted.
The victim suffered a life-threatening wound to his leg which caused arterial damage and required lifesaving surgery. Deputies on the scene are credited with preventing the victim from bleeding to death. Several vehicles at the scene were also hit with bullets.
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators developed Cordova as a suspect in the case. He was taken into custody September 6th on charges of attempted murder and discharging a firearm within 1000 feet of a person.