ECSO (Fla.) seeking shooting suspect

Published 11:56 am Wednesday, August 31, 2022

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UPDATE: The suspect has been arrested, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (Fla.) According to the ECSO, Shannon L. Wheat Jr. is being charged with attempted homicide and deadly missiles.

Suspect has known address in Atmore

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (Fla.) is looking for a suspect wanted for a shooting at a gas station just before noon on Aug. 30.

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According to the ECSO’s Facebook page, Shannon Lee Wheat Jr., is wanted for attempted homicide and deadly missiles. He is considered armed and dangerous, according to the ECSO.

According to jail records, Wheat has a previous known address in Atmore.

Wheat is wanted for the alleged shooting that occurred on the 4100 block of Mobile Highway. The suspect may be driving a silver Mustang with front end damage.

The shooting occurred about 11:45 a.m. at the Beacon store on Mobile Highway near New Warrington Road, according to reports. The victim was shot several times and transported to an area hospital. An update on his condition was not available.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the ECSO at (850) 436-9620.