A tip to Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers helped end nearly a year on the lam by a man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting August 9th, 2015 at the New Green Frog on Okaloosa Island.
In September 2015, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office had issued a murder warrant for former Crestview resident Jordan Christopher Reeves in connection with the shooting death of 21-year old Timothy Stocker Junior of Fort Walton Beach.
OCSO Investigators say a combination of eyewitness testimony and interviews, along with physical evidence, led to the warrant, however Reeves had fled the scene after the shooting and disappeared.
Last Friday, Reeves was arrested on unrelated misdemeanor charges in Buffalo New York under a different name. He was set to be released but a tip to Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers revealed that his true identity was 24-year old Christopher Reeves, wanted by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office on a charge of first degree murder.
Investigators say Reeves shot Stocker multiple times in the parking lot of the New Green Frog following a brief dispute around 3:30 a.m. Stocker collapsed near the back of the business and later died.
Two OCSO Investigators are currently in Buffalo to pursue additional leads in the case.
Reeves meanwhile is also wanted for attempted murder in Orange County, Florida.