Deputies: Man Opens Fire From Pickup On Hwy 29
May 31, 2011
An Escambia County man is charged with firing a weapon on busy Highway 29 near Walmart in Ensley.
Multiple people called 911 Sunday evening to report gunshots in the area of the Murphy Oil in front of Walmart. Deputies were unable to immediately determine where the gunshots had originated.
Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies were able to later determine that the gunfire came from a Ford Ranger driven by Kelly and gave chase. The short pursuit came to an end when Kelly crashed into another pickup and a deputy’s vehicle at Palafox and Ensley streets.
Inside Kelly’s Ford Ranger, deputies found a 12 gauge shotgun, a 38 Special, a Luger TEC-9 and an AK-47 — all loaded. In the backseat of the truck, deputies found the book “The Sociopath Next Door”.
Bullet casings were found in a parking lot near O’Reilly Auto Parts on Highway 29 just south of Walmart, and bullets were recovered from a nearby seafood business.