Bar Fight Death

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One man is dead and another in jail after a New Year's morning bar fight in Fort Walton Beach.

Officials say victim Timothy Keith Stocker died after his throat was cut during a fight at the Paradise Lounge. It took place about three o'clock Thursday morning, but details remain unclear. The suspect is listed as Atundoo Kieta Kanili, who faces an open count of murder.

Okaloosa County deputies say they were called to the scene by bar management, which said several people had been kicked out for causing trouble. Arriving deputies say there "were fights breaking out all over the place" outside.

Another fight erupted inside the bar, on the dance floor. Stocker was slashed, but Kanili and some others were also hurt.