Man Shot At Cantonment Home By Suspect That Knocked At Door

June 20, 2018

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect after a man was shot at a home in Cantonment Tuesday night.

Deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the 500 block of Irene Lane, just north of Muscogee Road, about 10:20 p.m.

The victim told deputies that the unknown suspect knocked on his door. When the victim went to the door to determine who was knocking, the suspect fired an unknown weapon through the door. The adult male was shot in the stomach and transported by Escambia County EMS to an area hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life threatening.

The victim was unable to provide a description of the suspect, but told deputies that he fled on foot before heard the sound of a vehicle rapidly fleeing the area in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 436-9620 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP.

Update: Additional information released Wednesday following investigation by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office did not indicate that the victim opened the door as information provided by the ECSO Tuesday night stated.

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14 Responses to “Man Shot At Cantonment Home By Suspect That Knocked At Door”

  1. Joe Chill on June 21st, 2018 7:37 pm

    @Shaniece, I never said the victim deserved being shot nor did I ever insinuate they weren’t law abiding. If you go back and read what I wrote you’ll see that it must’ve been someone who became upset by possibly something the victim said or did. Just because you’re law abiding and follow all the rules doesn’t mean everyone else does. I can assure you, it doesn’t take a lot nowadays to get somebody upset enough to whip out a gun. There’s crazies everywhere.

  2. William on June 20th, 2018 2:52 pm

    Update: Additional information released Wednesday following investigation by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office did not indicate that the victim opened the door as information provided by the ECSO Tuesday night stated.

  3. Shaneice on June 20th, 2018 1:14 pm

    @W.W. the door was not opened. The shot was fired through a CLOSED door! And as far as safe….tell me where is it safe anymore? @ Joe Chill way to get offended for no obvious reason? I have every reason to be offended being that I live next door and that random act could have been my house instead of my Godparents home(the gentleman that was shots home) so if it was my home would people be saying it has to be more to the story to a home where we work and obey laws no criminal involvement? So yes VERY offended

  4. Joe Chill on June 20th, 2018 12:50 pm

    @Shaneice, maybe KK simply means there’s more to the story. As in there might just be some history between the shooter and the victim. Maybe the law abiding victim cut said shooter off in traffic and the shooter followed them home. Maybe the victim yelled at the shooter back when he was 5 to get off their lawn and the shooter never let it go. That’s what KK probably means. Way to get offended for no obvious reason.

  5. JH on June 20th, 2018 12:00 pm

    Shaneice I don’t think they meant that the victim did something illegal. It does seem strange that someone just walked up to the door and shot him. Did he have issues with someone. It could be something as dumb as yelling at someone for driving too fast past his home. It could be just something random but not likely. That’s all that I think was being said. People these days will shoot someone over anything but there’s still usually always a trigger situation that sets them off. I hope they find who did this and send prayers for a speedy recovery for the gentleman shot.

  6. Dd on June 20th, 2018 11:45 am

    Example: several months back… a cantonment man was inexplicably attacked in his home by an unknown bat weilding intruder… fast forward to Mayans the man that got attacked is arrested for child molestation… more to the story…
    Not saying that’s what’s going on here. Just that there’s always more.

  7. chris on June 20th, 2018 10:34 am

    So the alleged shooter just randomly picked this house out of all the other ones on the street. Sounds very fishy to me.

  8. Shaneice on June 20th, 2018 9:02 am

    In response to KK…. We would like to know what’s more to the story. Unknown person knocked at door and shot him through the door….the end! Law abiding citizen in his own home not bothering anyone….so please tell what’s the more to the story part….I’ll wait

  9. RE: KK on June 20th, 2018 8:54 am

    KK-they do when they have nothing better to do or if it’s gang initiation. I don’t know if I’d rather this be a random act or if someone he knew. If it’s random, our part of the county is going to be terrifying. LOCK AND LOAD!

  10. Kathleen A Wilks on June 20th, 2018 8:23 am

    GUNS are good, we should have everyone with a gun.

  11. TT on June 20th, 2018 7:57 am

    Well, in this situation… THAT IS THE CASE. & that’s the story.

  12. W.W. on June 20th, 2018 7:32 am

    Folks……. Why are you opening your door in the late evening to see who’s knocking? “Oh, it’s “safe” in Cantonment” Not necessarily.

  13. kk on June 20th, 2018 6:54 am

    There’s more to that story I’m sure. People don’t usually just walk up to a random house, knock and shoot whoever answers the door.

  14. EMD on June 20th, 2018 2:06 am

    More and more people are getting crazier and crazier.

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