Birdshot incident under investigation

CRESTVIEW, Fla., Feb. 12, 2022—The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a Crestview man was apparently struck with birdshot while driving his pickup truck Friday evening.

Deputies were called to the area of Clint Mason Road and Grady Johnson Road around 6:45 p.m. in response to a shots-fired call.

They found a Crestview area resident in his forties with injuries to his head. He had crashed into a telephone pole after being struck with what appeared to be birdshot.

The man was transferred to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact the OCSO at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at the P3 Tips Mobile application, 863-651-TIPS or

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office news release

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