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The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is working to determine who is responsible for the fatal shooting of a
Fort Walton Beach teen Monday night.
Deputies were called to the area of Earl Street and Poplar Avenue around 11:30 in response to reports of
gunfire.
Callers reported hearing multiple shots.
A responding deputy spotted a car using its emergency flashers leaving the area and made a traffic stop.
The teen’s parents were attempting to drive the unconscious victim to the hospital. Deputies immediately
began to render lifesaving measures until EMS arrived. The victim, who had suffered a gunshot wound to the
chest, was transported to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center where he was pronounced dead shortly before
midnight. He’s identified as 15-year old Quolee Jackson of Earl Street.
OCSO deputies and investigators, with assistance from the Fort Walton Beach Police Department, canvassed
the area for evidence and witnesses overnight and are continuing their work at this hour.
Sheriff Eric Aden says this tragic incident is a time for our community to focus on compassion, commitment,
and community.
“These parents are having to endure unspeakable loss and pain due to this senseless violence. As a
community, we must work together to determine who is responsible and bring them to justice. We are
committed to that mission and ask that anyone who has any information that could assist our investigation to
please share it immediately.”
Quolee’s parents join in that plea for information with his mother saying, ” He was a loving and caring boy”.
You can contact the OCSO directly at 651-7400 but also remember that you can also stay anonymous and use
Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers.You do not have to give your name and if your information helps lead to an
arrest, you can earn a cash reward of up to $3000 by simply doing the right thing.
Sheriff Aden added, “Our investigators are working relentlessly. Meantime, if you know something, please
say something. Again that’s 651-7400 for the OCSO or for Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers – it’s 850.863.TIPS,
emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com, or the P3 Tips Mobile application. “

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