Okaloosa County Sheriff's office announced a second arrest in a drive-by shooting in Fort Walton Beach on Aug. 31.
FORT WALTON BEACH — Okaloosa County sheriff’s investigators have arrested a second man in connection with a drive-by shooting Aug. 31, according to a press release from the OCSO.
Trevone Fitzgerald, 18, was taken into custody late Wednesday on charges of being an accessory to attempted murder and being an accessory to discharging a firearm from a vehicle.
The Sheriff's Office says Fitzgerald was driving the car when 27-year-old Stephen Cordova of Crestview shot a man outside a house at 28 Miller St. near the Publix grocery at the intersection of Eglin Parkway and Racetrack Rod.
Witnesses said Cordova was an armed passenger in a black Nissan Altima that drove down Miller Street about 4:15 p.m. He is accused of firing multiple rounds from the car, one of which struck a 36-year-old man who was attending a child’s birthday party.
The birthday party was taking place in the backyard when the shooting occurred.
The victim suffered a life-threatening wound to his leg that caused arterial damage and required major 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.
Sheriff's investigators developed Cordova as a suspect and arrested him Sept. 6. He has been charged with attempted murder.