Update: Beach shootings may not be connected

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - The Bay County Sheriff's Office announce the arrest of two suspects believed connected to a shooting at Cooks Motel on Panama City Beach Sunday.

Arrested was Tristian Julian Buyck, age 21, of Montgomery, Alabama, and Grenden James Jordan, age 19, also of Montgomery, Alabama. Both were charged with Armed Home Invasion Robbery at Cooks Motel in which shots were fired, but no one was injured.

Buyck and Jordan were among five individuals in a vehicle that was stopped today in the parking lot of Wal-Mart at Pier Park. The vehicle and tag matched that given by victims in the Cooks Motel robbery.

A second shooting did occur a short time later on Coastal Palms Blvd off Thomas Drive on Panama City Beach. A black male was shot and remains in critical condition at a local hospital.

However, based upon an examination of evidence, it appears possible the two shootings may not be connected. BCSO Criminal Investigations continues to work every lead connected with both incidents.

Additional arrests are expected.

Information provided by the Bay County Sheriff's Office.


Bay County Sheriff's deputies have the shooting suspects in custody. They were located at the WalMart store in Pier Park in Panama City Beach and taken into custody without incident.


The Bay County Sheriff's Office is looking for three black men in connection to multiple shootings on Panama City Beach Sunday.

"These men are believed to be ARMED and DANGEROUS," officials wrote in a news release. "The men are traveling in a silver-gray SUV, a GMC Terrain, Alabama tag 3AH1208. One is a bald black male last seen wearing floral pants. The second is a shorter black male, with dreads. The third suspect is also a black male."

The first altercation took place this morning at Cooks Motel, with one shot fired.

The second shooting took place on Coastal Palm Blvd off Thomas Drive, across from the Navy Base, with one person shot. The suspects are known to have a loaded AK 47.

Anyone with information on the location or identity of these three suspects is asked to contact the Bay County Sheriff's Office at 747-4700 or Crime Stoppers at 785-TIPS.

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