Officers with the DeFuniak Springs Police responded to a disturbance involving multiple shots fired at 512 Dorsey Avenue (Highlighter’s Club) in the early morning hours on Saturday, May 10th, 2014. Officers arrived around 1:40 AM to find patrons quickly leaving the establishment. Witnesses reported that a physical altercation broke out inside the club that spilled over to the parking lot. That’s when a suspect, described as a stocky black male, brandished a pistol and began firing towards one of the brawlers and their vehicle. The victim then fled in the vehicle, but wrecked approximately a half a mile away on the railroad tracks where Dorsey Avenue and Baldwin Avenue intersect.
Investigators determined that a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol was used and multiple shell casings were found in the Club parking lot. A bullet hole was discovered in the vehicle driven by the victim. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as a result of the shooting or the traffic crash.
A BOLO of the suspect's vehicle was put out and some persons of interest were located by the Walton County and the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Offices during a traffic stop on I-10. The subjects were questioned about the incident and a vehicle was seized. The investigation is continuing and no arrests have been made as of this release. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Dees at 850-892-8513. You can remain anonymous by contacting the TIPS line at 850-910-TIPS(8477).