January 08, 2017
Freeport, Fla— On Saturday, January 7, 2017, in the early morning hours deputies from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported home invasion, which resulted in the death of a male subject.
After the initial emergency response, WCSO began investigating the home invasion which was on Loop Circle in Freeport.
The encounter began with dogs barking, alerting the two residents that there was someone at the front door. Upon opening the door, one of the residents said they were attacked with a bottle by the subject who was trying to enter their home. The physical altercation involving a knife ultimately resulted in the death of the subject.
After further investigation, WCSO was able to identify the intruder as Sedrick Marshawn Williams, 26, of Georgia.
The official cause of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner’s Office, First Judicial Circuit.
Walton County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation