BCSO makes additional arrest in Panama City Beach shooting
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE 07/22/22 10:34 a.m.
The Bay County Sheriff’s Office has located and arrested the third man that was on scene of the Houston Street shooting early Tuesday morning.
Investigators say Jordan Lee Crawford, 30, was at the scene of the shooting, but fled before deputies arrived. BCSO says they believe Crawford was not directly involved in the shooting, but simply chose to flee because he had outstanding warrants.
Crawford was located on Thursday night, and was arrested on the warrant for failing to register as a sex offender in Bay County. He was taken to Bay County Jail.
UPDATE 07/20/22 7:08 p.m.
The Bay County Sheriff’s Office has arrested an additional suspect in the Panama City Beach shooting that occurred Tuesday morning on Houston Street.
BCSO investigators reportedly made contact with Robert Victor Hallock, Jr., 29, at his residence Wednesday afternoon.
A search warrant has also been issued for the residence.
Hallock is being charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm and will be booked into the Bay County Jail.
The Bay County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for a third suspect believed to be involved in the shooting.
UPDATE 07/19/22 12:07 p.m:
Bay County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the suspect apprehended on Tuesday morning. Nicholas Villanueva, 28, has been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated assault with a firearm, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of paraphernalia. BSCO Criminal Investigators are still searching for other two suspects.
“We’re just looking for those guys. They’re basically going to be victims in this case at this point in time for the altercation Nick had with each individual. So we’re just looking to locate them so we can take their statements and hear their side of the story,” Lieutenant Chris Coram said.
Coram says the two individuals still on the loose are not believed to be a threat to the public. They will release additional information as it becomes available.
The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shooting on Tuesday morning on Panama City Beach.
Around 4:50 a.m., deputies responded to a residence on Houston Street after a 911 call reported a shooting. Once they arrived, they say they learned a suspect had gone to another residence in the neighborhood and got into a physical fight. After the fight, the suspect returned to his home.
Deputies say after this incident, another individual came over to the home where the altercation had taken place, and then went over to the residence of the suspect. They started another fight, and when the person tried to leave the suspect’s home, the suspect allegedly shot at them.
Deputies stated the person left and retrieved a firearm, then returned to the suspect’s home and shot at the suspect.
As of this time, Villanueva is in custody, and interviews are being conducted. A search is underway for two more suspects. The Panama City Police Department is currently assisting Bay County deputies with the search.
We will have more information as it becomes available.
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