9 Mile Shooting Victim Identified; Suspects On The Run

January 7, 2017

[Updated] The victim of a fatal shooting Friday night on East 9 Mile road has been identified, as the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for two suspects.

According to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Allen Ray Elliott was the victim of a shooting that happened in the 100 block of East 9 Mile Road near Holsberry. Authorities have determined that a drug deal turned sour when Elliott was shot. He died from his injuries on the way to the hospital.

Deputies responded about 5:45 p.m.  to the 100 block of East Nine Mile Road near Holsberry Road where they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound in an area behind Vannoy’s Tires.

Deputies were reportedly searching for two black male suspects last seen fleeing the scene in a dark-colored vehicle. Any further descriptions have not been released.

Pictured top: The scene of a shooting on East 9 Mile Road Friday night. Pictured below: Deputies escort an ambulance from the scene. Pictured bottom: More scene photos. NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


16 Responses to “9 Mile Shooting Victim Identified; Suspects On The Run”

  1. re on January 11th, 2017 1:52 pm

    this is to saddness if it happened outside youre front door y didnt u say or do anything and what happened to the man who got shot if you know anything you need to speak up or shut up

  2. P.C. on January 10th, 2017 4:26 pm

    I really hope they get the person(s) who did this. I also knew the victim. He had skillfully done work at my place for the past two years. Great guy, and I thought the world of him. He did not deserve this, regardless of the circumstances. I pray for his family. This is horrible.

  3. Willy on January 9th, 2017 11:27 pm

    Drug deal gone bad………..imagine THAT. Will someone tell what a drug deal gone “good” is? Maybe a trip to the pharmacy?

  4. Milk on January 9th, 2017 12:16 am

    I knew this man. He was like a brother to me. He was a stand up guy. He never did NOTHING to cross ANYONE. He did not deserve this!!!! Many people say ” he would give you the shirt off his back”, But this guy literally would. He was a BIG TIME Family man and was very loved by Family and many others. He was a MAJOR part in his families well being and took great care of everyone! The tears will not stop flowing as I am writing this. All I could do is call his phone one last time to hear his voice and leave a message that he will never hear. The scum that did this needs to be BLEACHED from this earth. To his Family, Fiance, and New Born Child, I Love you. R.I.P Bro

  5. chris in Molino on January 8th, 2017 10:14 am

    I’ve used Vannoys for years. That area behind the shop is very bad- lots of drug activity. Prayers for the victim and his family.

  6. Bob C. on January 7th, 2017 10:26 pm

    Is the Sheriff using helicopters?
    Or some sort of areal surveillance to look for these people?
    Seems those in cars the ground and air pursuit is best.
    For those running on foot the helicopters with searchlights are great.
    Those who feel Lives Matter need to get over the lockjaw and give Crime Stoppers a call at 850-433-7867.
    Murder on our streets is indeed OUR Problem.
    Help the cops — Speak UP Citizens.

  7. W Lester on January 7th, 2017 6:08 pm

    The state needs to be FORCED by the citizens of this State to make Open Carry LEGAL. We should have the right to protect ourselves and others or at least the ability to try. I would rather Die with a chance to protect myself than just stand, FORCED by Florida Law Makers to stare down the barrel of gun a watch the lowest living life form pull the trigger. They are like rabid dogs. They need to be put DOWN…..

  8. Saddness on January 7th, 2017 2:47 pm

    Right out my front door, saddness for his family wish I could have done more. Fancy that on the run the sky has eyes. Police need to bring them in no rhyme or reason to take someone’s life over something so stupid. The streets here are bad police need to stop everyone smoking this stuff in their cars.

  9. Jc on January 7th, 2017 2:21 pm

    Did the man die that is so sad! Man this world is full of evil and young kids these days do not seem to care about living or dying.

  10. re on January 7th, 2017 12:32 pm

    i knew the man that was shot too thats my fiencee , the love of my life my everything and the father of our newborn baby he will never be forgotten neither will the two males that did this will eaither i hope they get what they desirve and bring me ,my family, his family ,and our son some closure.

  11. Paul M. on January 7th, 2017 12:16 pm

    If everyone was issued a gun we wouldnt have these problems. I am 84 years old and can hardly see my hand in front of my face but I can point a gun at something and pull the trigger. Fight fire with fire

  12. Melodies4us on January 7th, 2017 10:25 am

    Our government officials are sworn to protect us from dangerous people like this. I hope they are found and justice is served. Illuminate them.

  13. R.W. on January 7th, 2017 10:11 am

    I know the man who was shot. I didn’t know a lot about him, and I’m not sure why he was behind that Vannoy’s. But I know that he had a family, and he had a new-born, and now they don’t have him.

  14. Sedition on January 7th, 2017 8:34 am

    If the cops and court system won’t remove these parasites from the streets, perhaps it’s time that the people clean house the old fashion way.

  15. dakotarose on January 7th, 2017 2:32 am

    I can’t believe all the shootings that happen in this city. I remember when it was a rare thing to have this happen. Hope they get caught. They probably won’t because if anyone knows anything they clam up and don’t say a word.

  16. Prmath331 on January 6th, 2017 11:43 pm

    On the run……..

    Imagine That

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