Pensacola Man Charged In Shots Fired Burglary In Walnut Hill

June 30, 2020

A Pensacola man was arrested following a shots fired burglary in Walnut Hill on Sunday.

Edward DeWayne Broxson, 56, was charged with burglary of a residence and criminal mischief. He was later released from the Escambia County Jail on a $3,000 bond.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shots fired disturbance in the 8100 block of Highway 97, near Wiggins Lake Road, and received a report that the suspect wearing black shorts was walking south.

Deputies arrived in the area to find Broxson on a Highway 97 bridge, wearing black shorts. He told deputies that he had just been pistol-whipped at a nearby residence. Broxon wa detained and transported back to the residence.

The victim told deputies he saw an unidentified vehicle at his residence, next to a vacant residence that was the former home of his grandmother. The victim said when he arrived, he fired a warning shot, at which time Broxson came out of the house begging him not to shoot. The two got into a physical altercation, and Broxson was able to escape when his shirt was pulled off, an arrest report states.

“That man was in my house and had no business being there,” the victim told deputies, according to the report. Deputies found that a window on the back of the residence had been knocked out.

Broxson’s statements to law enforcement were redacted from his arrest report.

There were no injuries.


15 Responses to “Pensacola Man Charged In Shots Fired Burglary In Walnut Hill”

  1. DK on July 1st, 2020 7:22 pm

    Stand Your Ground Law and Castle Doctrine what are the differences?I was under the impression stand your ground you had the right to fight before you flee?

  2. Miller on July 1st, 2020 6:49 pm

    @ Have question…my question is after he broke down a residence door…what did he do next, was he armed, is aware of what he or she is doing.
    Is he or she running from someone and needs help
    We can go though many scenarios
    What are you going to do if he breaks breaks your door down.
    That is a question you asked….what are you going to do.
    We can play cat and mouse all day long but in the end, you have to make the call
    You seem smart enough to handle the situation at hand but we cant sit here and banter what if.
    The situation will be fluid and omni-directional
    Did the person just stand there when they broke your door down?
    Will you run…no..because your going to assess the situation and do what you feel you have to do…did you speak to the person?
    Like I said, you cant paint a picture and expect it to come out the same way if it happens
    With all due respect

  3. Have question on July 1st, 2020 5:32 pm

    @ Miller

    If “you have the duty to retreat”, does that mean if a criminal breaks down your front door you must run out the back and watch from afar while the criminal plunders through your treasured belongings and burns down your house? I would feel miserably helpless and kinda stupid if the criminal gets away before the police get there to help. I would feel like I just empowered the criminal to abuse me. But, I don’t want to end up in jail doing the wrong thing according to the law.

  4. David on July 1st, 2020 11:58 am

    @ Miller
    You are 100% correct!

  5. Miller on July 1st, 2020 11:13 am

    @ Ex law…do not spread false information concerning the legalities of intrusion
    You put citizens at risk
    Let me help all of you to stay out of jail
    “The castle doctrine is not a defined law that can be invoked, but a set of principles which may be incorporated in some form in many jurisdictions. Castle doctrines may not provide civil immunity, such as from wrongful death suits, which have a much lower burden of proof”
    You have the duty to retreat but not if you are in a assault within those confines
    If you are in a situation of assault you have the right to use deadly force under those circumstances
    It has to be imminent threat…not ” he broke into my home”
    Breaking into a dwelling is not an imminent threat
    People on here can mouth the words of what they will do.
    Plenty are in prison because they listened to forums online instead of getting professional guidance
    No one wants to go to prison for being for being misinformed
    I wish all well on this matter.

  6. Ex law enforcement on July 1st, 2020 8:29 am

    Florida’s law is based in part on castle doctrine. Castle doctrine says that you have a right to defend yourself — with deadly force in most cases — if you are in your home, yard or private office.

  7. DK on July 1st, 2020 12:23 am

    Mr.David so what if someone broke into your home what would the outcome be bake burglar some cookies and milk?Not sure why it’s ok for some criminal to have the right to invade your house not knowing what his or her intentions are?

  8. David on June 30th, 2020 9:58 pm

    @ JTV…..I am in law enforcement … it sounds if we will be seeing you soon .
    We hope not.
    38 years in it…we can help educate you

  9. JTV on June 30th, 2020 7:37 pm

    @Wayne did you read the story? A warning shot doesn’t need to be fired if he breaks into a home that isn’t his. He would be dead at my residence. Unarmed or not, you have the right to protect your home. You get educated.

  10. I feared for my life on June 30th, 2020 5:45 pm

    At the moment the intruder started towards me I would have questioned his intent and would shoot to kill in fear of for my life!

  11. DK on June 30th, 2020 5:41 pm

    There are many a graveyard with vacancies,if someone entered my home without permission I would take that as a threat period! You cannot just think one day it’s cool to break into someone’s house and everything is going to be peachy.3k bond is also not peachy!

  12. Wayne on June 30th, 2020 2:54 pm

    @ Southern Mama…get educated…you shoot an unarmed person your picture will be posted here, then all the people like you who are not educated on when you can shoot anyone legally will have a family portrait here on Northescambia
    A mind is a terrible thing to waste ,,,if you ever get one!

  13. Just another brotha on June 30th, 2020 9:34 am

    Mess with us as well…

    Enter any house at your own risk.

    As an owner of multiple guns who also carries a CCW, if my dogs don’t get you, a large caliber will.

  14. Man of color on June 30th, 2020 9:24 am

    It’s not a “mess with us rednecks” thing. It’s a “mess with us” thing. As a man of color who owns several guns and a CCW, if you enter my house, either my dogs will get you or a .45 bullet will hit you. Play around with your life if you want to…

  15. Southern Mama on June 30th, 2020 8:38 am

    Mess with us rednecks – that’s what you get! Come on back any day of the week. Better be glad he didn’t shoot you-I would have!
    So sick of these people thinking they can just come in our house and take whatever they want. Here’s a suggestion, how bout you get a freaking job and buy what you were trying to steal! Did you ever consider that? Well of course not, cuz its too easy to just go and steal it. Come steal from my house, that’ll be the last time you steal from anyone you low life!

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