NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
January 12, 2009
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420


     The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting which took place around 10 p.m. Sunday night at Oak Dale Mobile Home Park in the Fort Walton Beach area.

       Deputies responding to 820 Gibson Road found the victim sitting in a deck chair in a neighbor's front yard. 21-year old Mikel Luster had been shot once in the upper abdomen. Luster told deputies it happened in his trailer at Lot 29 while he was asleep.

       Luster was taken by helicopter to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.

       Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS.