A 23-year old Fort Walton Beach man faces multiple charges after firing shots at an occupied vehicle around 9:00 p.m. Monday night (05/02/2016).
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged Ja’Darious Deunte Brown of 700 Terrence Court with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, firing missile into occupied dwelling and possession of weapon or ammo by a convicted felon.
One of the victims says he and Brown had an altercation at Heather Glenn Apartments on Hunt Club Street prior to the shooting and Brown threatened him with a baseball bat. About an hour later, the victim and two other witnesses were driving in the area of Gap Creek Drive in Fort Walton Beach when they saw Brown’s vehicle, a white Charger, following them. They drove to a fast food restaurant where they say Brown blocked their vehicle in a parking spot with his vehicle. The victim says he attempted to get out of the vehicle and Brown pointed a gun at him and another passenger. The victims were able to get out of the parking lot and attempted to lose Brown in the Lovejoy area. Brown followed, pulled up beside the victims’ vehicle and fired three shots. None of the occupants of the vehicle were injured.
Members of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Warrants Unit arrested Brown without incident following a traffic stop on Mayflower Court yesterday around 1:00 p.m. Brown also had a Florida Department of Corrections outstanding warrant for violation of probation on the original charges of possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and battery.