One Toddler Shooting Suspect Extradited, Cantonment Man Still On The Run

October 27, 2011

One suspect in the July 15 shooting of a Pensacola toddler is now behind bars in Escambia County, while police continue to search for a Cantonment man in the case.

Shaquill Jerell Besst, 18, was transported Tuesday from Tangipahoa Parish Prison in Amite, LA, to the Escambia County Jail. His bond was set at $2 million during a Wednesday afternoon court appearance.

Authorities are still searching for former Cantonment resident Dwayne  “Money” Pinestraw, 19. He  is the suspected triggerman in the shooting a death of 19-month old Ty’Quarius Moultrie at a Pensacola Village apartment on Fairfield Drive.

Multiple shots were fired into the apartment back on July 15, according to Pensacola Police, killing Moultrie and wounding 23-year old Vincent Dennis.

Prior to the shooting, Besst and Pinestraw were reportedly robbed by two armed men as they sat in a car on a North Davis Highway gas station. Besst, Pinestraw, and two other men allegedly went to Pensacola Village a short time later and fired a .45 caliber gun through an apartment window.

Besst was taken into custody in August in Lousiana, while Pinestraw remains at large. Pinestraw’s last known address was on Lake Drive in Cantonment.

Pinestraw is a black male, approximately 5-feet 6-inches tall and approximately 130 pounds. He should be considered armed and dangerous, according to Pensacola Police.

Anyone having information on Pinestraw’s location or the shooting is asked to contact Lt. Doug Baldwin at  (850) 435-1908, Detective James Reese at (850) 435-1976, or the Desk Sergeant’s Office at (850) 435-1900.


6 Responses to “One Toddler Shooting Suspect Extradited, Cantonment Man Still On The Run”

  1. Niquisha Besst on November 28th, 2011 1:37 am

    Hi that my baby brother your talking about. Who are you to judge. Last time I check neither one of you stereotype people are GOD!!!!! My baby brother is innocent. He’s a trillions miles away from guilty. I’m sooo sorry for Ty’Quarius Moultrie death, but my brother didn’t have any thing to do with that murder of the 19 month old baby. I been knowing Shaquillie J Besst for 18 years, and he was raise better than that. He went to Florida for the summer with his supposed to be friend (Dwayne Money Pinestraw) obviously he was hanging with the wrong crowd. “God sit high, god look low’ . I prey every night that god would protected my brother prey for my family and the victims family as well. The monster your look for is at large that who you should comment about. the killer is on the lose he was a witness he wasn’t involved with the murder. .

  2. R.I.P Lil Ty on October 27th, 2011 11:31 pm

    Im Glad They Got Him Now Dwayne “Money” Pinestraw, Next. My Lil Cousin Gone Over Some Dumb Stuff Rest In Paradise Lil Cousin I Love And Miss You Ty

  3. abry on October 27th, 2011 1:27 pm

    Under Florida law everyone present or involved in a crime is equally guilty.He could have tried to stop it or reported it.He chose to do nither.

  4. DJS on October 27th, 2011 11:29 am

    ???????………BESST is being charged with murder because he was there too as an accessory to murder, duh! You can kiss is life good-bye now. And as far as PINESTRAW goes his days are numbered as well.

  5. ??????? on October 27th, 2011 8:41 am

    If Pinestraw was the shooter why is Besst arrested? Apparently you can be arrested for watching someone else shoot a gun in Pensacola. Did besst drive them to the village?

  6. Carrie on October 27th, 2011 4:00 am

    Who ever is hiding this punk out needs to be convicted also, a poor child lost his life because some young punk thinks he is grown and can handle a gun, 19 moaths old and was never given a chance to live. Hope the police finds him soon!

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