Suspects Crash Into Tree After Drive-by Shooting In Cottage Hill

November 30, 2019

Two fleeing drive-by shooting suspects crashed their pickup truck into a tree Saturday morning in Cottage Hill.

The drive-by shooting was reported about 3:40 a.m. in the area of Handy Road and Williams Ditch Road. No one was hit or injured by the gunfire, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

A short time later the suspect vehicle crashed into a tree on Highway 95A near McKenzie Road. Firefighters had to extricate at least one of the individuals from the truck.

The adult and juvenile transported to a local hospital in serious condition. Once they are released, they are expected to be charged in connection with the drive-by shooting, according to the ECSO.

A gun was recovered from the pickup. photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


27 Responses to “Suspects Crash Into Tree After Drive-by Shooting In Cottage Hill”

  1. Concerned Neighbor on December 4th, 2019 11:32 am

    Thank you WellYou and others realizing there is a real concern here for the other neighbors in the area of Handy and Williams Ditch. Myself being one of them. I sincerely hope those involved realize the gravity of their actions and do not just see potential innocent victims, such as nearby neighbors, as necessary casualties of this silly feud. I do not care what it is about. Whatever beef these individuals/families have with each other needs to end. When my child wakes me up because he heard gunshots (which is what happened with this event), we are too close for comfort. Overall this is usually a safe neighborhood but lately I have had my concerns. I hope anyone reading this involved has the sense to recognize that their decisions are bigger than themselves and impact the entire local community.

  2. Les on December 3rd, 2019 9:44 pm

    Why are their identities being withheld? There have been several drive byes in Barrineau Park in the last few months. Related, hmmm? Less patrolling in the North End doesn’t help matters.

  3. Don Neese on December 2nd, 2019 9:13 am

    According to the living God of the bible, There is a right time to pray and a wrong time.
    God rebuked Joshua for praying when he should have been doing.
    Joshua 7:10
    And the Lord said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face?
    I doubt these fine additions to our community are beyond praying for, but its highly likely God heard someone’s prayer and The Almighty God grew a tree in their path

  4. Mayflower on December 2nd, 2019 8:05 am

    This type of activity is….. “Coming to a neighborhood near you!!!!!” (Like it or not)

  5. david lamb on December 2nd, 2019 12:39 am

    Cottage Hill used to be a sleepy little village. McKenzie was just a logging road . Most of the land was devoid of side roads and houses. Biggest crime was night hunting.
    Now it needs some “trash removal”..

  6. Wth on December 1st, 2019 8:32 pm

    Stupid games get stupid prizes…..Have no Sympathy for them whatsoever somebody innocent could have got hurt…..

  7. Billy Constantine on December 1st, 2019 3:16 pm

    Didn’t have nothing to do with drugs period

  8. Duke of Wawbeek on December 1st, 2019 11:31 am

    Never seen Karma work that fast.

  9. Billtyler on December 1st, 2019 10:12 am

    So in the area we have a know it all and do gooder and protecter of criminals aren’t you a special person Tabby. In my world you are a complete idiot. People like you don’t know right from wrong and never will. You need serious help lol fixing your brain if there is any left up there. By the way pray for yourself you need help a lot more than the criminals!!!!!! Oh yeah that shows what your character is ignorant stupid and Dumb not necessary in that order !!!!

  10. Well You on December 1st, 2019 12:25 am

    @Tabby Probably sure your no angle speaking so much ill will of the survivors of the drive by. People who where bullied in one of the most dangerous ways, from the receiving end of a load barrel. Pray for Tabby too.

  11. WellYou on November 30th, 2019 11:44 pm

    There are good families in that area of Handy Rd And Williams Ditch Rd. It is devastating they were terrorized in the middle of the night by such horror that threatened their lives. And just as bad someone would publicly finger point the victims have something to do with selling or buying drugs, most(Probably) likely a associate of the criminals. Thank you Lord God all the Families in the area didn’t get harmed and others whom could become victims of these criminals are safer.

  12. Tabby on November 30th, 2019 11:33 pm

    @Bill—–Really dude? Making fun and calling names at someone because they suggest praying for the folks involved whether it be either side. First, they most likely weren’t just randomly shooting up a house. They people they were shooting at probably weren’t sweet angels or “victims”. Second, your comment shows what type of character you have.
    Lastly, you seem like a big mouthed, know it all, wannabe tough guy. Not that it matters. If you are, you’ll run into the right one sooner or later. Pray for Bill y’all, he needs some just as much as the knuckleheads in the article.

  13. mikey on November 30th, 2019 10:29 pm

    If I was a dope cop, I think I would look for all the prisoner dressed young lads with more than 4k facebook friends. Now, I know you can’t judge a book by its cover, but you prolly will get a fair idea what’s inside. These yahoos must be part of quite the local network.

  14. Well on November 30th, 2019 9:53 pm

    Probably tells you that drugs are being bought or sold in the area of Handy and Williams Ditch.

  15. Bill on November 30th, 2019 9:37 pm

    You got people whom did a drive by shooting and then you got some idiot who says pray for all involved. Well I pray the live long enough to go to jail. Some people are plain and simply STUPID. Oh yeah I hope they get better so they can come by my neighborhood lol WRONG!!! I got weapons on my side of the fence and very happy to show you how they work!!!!!!

  16. Whisperjet on November 30th, 2019 9:30 pm

    ..just thanking God they did not heat another driver in this stupid affair…

  17. steve on November 30th, 2019 6:33 pm

    There are a lot of people playing silly foolish games out there.
    They see this mess and think they have to do the same or feel slighted in some manner and need to retaliate some way.
    Its no game, its going to end BAD, and what you think is IMPORTANT today, will not be important at al when you standing in front of a judge that is ready to sentence you to 25 years to life when you have not even lived that long yet..

  18. Nikki Samson on November 30th, 2019 6:30 pm

    Is that a VHS on the center console? That would be bizarre!

  19. Football Mom on November 30th, 2019 6:28 pm

    And now I wait to see if Pizza Hut will put this area on the no delivery list or if they locationly discriminate….

  20. Mike Stance on November 30th, 2019 6:27 pm

    Hahahah wow! When will criminals learn they are going to die eventually LOL

  21. Me... on November 30th, 2019 6:26 pm

    I want to know who was involved so I know who to watch out for!
    What did they do? Were they headed west on McKenzie, fly over tracks and across 95A into a Pine???

  22. Law Abiding Citizen on November 30th, 2019 6:06 pm

    I feel like I would be wasting my time. Some folks never learn.

  23. M on November 30th, 2019 4:15 pm

    Why don’t we say prayers for everyone involved?

  24. josh on November 30th, 2019 3:51 pm

    what kinda bird dont fly? …… jail bird bahhahahha

  25. paul on November 30th, 2019 3:42 pm

    Karma ;)

  26. Margielu on November 30th, 2019 3:30 pm

    It’s sad that there was another wreck at that same spot where too many lives have already been lost or irrevocably altered, but it’s a risk these numbskulls take too often here in Cottage Hill.

    The best news about this event is that they aren’t dead, but their freedom and their ride are non-existent and their weapon is no longer available to them. The charges better stick; some of these idiots act as if this area is their private shooting range and my family and others here are sick and tired of it!!!!

  27. Bob Farroll on November 30th, 2019 3:28 pm

    Play stupid games and you will win stupid prizes!!