A Shalimar man wearing upper body armor while carrying a semi-automatic rifle and pistol early this morning in his neighborhood faces multiple felony charges including aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and firing into a moving vehicle.
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call around 4:30 a.m. from a man saying someone had fired a shot at his car, busting out a window near the intersection of Fifth Street and Fifth Avenue. The driver escaped injury.
Deputies who quickly arrived at the scene heard the sound of gunshots. While canvassing the area they encountered 26-year old Kyle Chapman, who reached for a pistol while illuminating the deputies with a flashlight. A deputy fired a shot. Chapman concealed himself behind a vehicle before ultimately complying with commands and being taken into custody.
Deputies found an AR-15, a semi-automatic pistol, and several spent shell casings near Chapman’s vehicle. The magazine with the pistol was missing five rounds.
Along with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and firing into a moving vehicle, other charges include possession of a bulletproof vest while committing certain offenses and discharging a firearm in public.