Crestview Police Searching for Shooting Suspect

Crestview, Fla. - The Crestview Police Department and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are investigating an early morning shooting at the Crape Myrtle Apartments that left a man in critical condition.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired at the apartments complex at the corner of Lloyd Street South and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue at 1:23 a.m. and found 22-year-old Richard Earl Lee King, of Crestview, with a gunshot wound to the head.

The victim’s silver Acura had several bullet holes in it and had backed into a resident’s car. Investigators found several shell casings on the scene. Blood was also found in an adjacent black Cadillac with Texas license plates, police wrote in a news release.

The victim was transported to the Fort Walton Beach Medical center’s trauma center where he is in critical condition.

Anyone with information about the incident is requested to immediately contact the Crestview Police Department at 682.3544, or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 863-TIPS (8477).

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