Two-Year Old Dies After Being Shot By Felon At Escambia Apartment Complex; One Charged

May 7, 2021

A two-year old boy shot Friday morning at Pines at Warrington apartment has died from his injuries, and one person is now charged.

The young boy was identified as Sebastian Carlton Mooney.

Quentin Jerad White, 35, has been charged with manslaughter with a weapon, possession of a firearm during a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons said White was showing a gun to Mooney’s mother. As White was putting the gun away at the request of the mother, the gun went off and Mooney was struck by what appeared single 9mm bullet.

White fled from the scene and was arrested later in Pensacola.

“The community mourns this loss,” Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons said Friday afternoon. “This is a two-year old that never had the opportunity to grow up, never had the opportunity to ride a bike, to go to school, to go on a date, to prove that they could be a productive part in our community. All because of the carelessness of an individual that wasn’t even suppose to have a gun. That’s tragic.”

“Our hearts go out to the family.”

White is being held in the Escambia County Jail without bond. He faces a maximum of 30 years if convicted.

Pictured top: Two-year old Sebastian Carlton Mooney (photo courtesy Mooney family via WEAR 3). Pictured below: Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons at a Friday afternoon press conference.


26 Responses to “Two-Year Old Dies After Being Shot By Felon At Escambia Apartment Complex; One Charged”

  1. MaryLou on May 10th, 2021 6:21 am

    The cries to jail the felon make no sense to me. He has BEEN to jail. It did nothing. Wouldnt it be better to discover what WOULD have impact on an offender and reform the system?

    His destination is jail, no matter what. My question, is the goal rehab or retaliation?

  2. Dejoun Dangerfield on May 9th, 2021 11:05 pm


  3. Unknown on May 9th, 2021 6:49 pm

    Once again a gun is not a weapon. A gun is a tool the weapon is ur hand and the person behind the tool! Ur finger is the weapon because it’s what pulls the trigger! And true gun owner and person that stands behind the 2nd amendment and law enforcement officers will tell you that! My heart goes out to this family he should have never had one in his possession to begin with and he deserves life not just 30 years!

  4. Bewildered on May 9th, 2021 12:02 pm

    Another gun took it upon itself to fire and kill. Just like all these apartment buildings that get mad and shoot/stab people! No more guns, no more brick and mortar buildings and we are safe

  5. Wayne on May 9th, 2021 7:06 am

    I can’t wrap my mind around a 2 year old precious life being taking by a piece of garbage. That child should have never been within a hundred miles of him. My heart goes out to his mother and their family. SMH

  6. Mary Mattheiss on May 8th, 2021 2:35 pm

    @Katherine: tragic MISTAKE? A convicted felon in possession of a weapon is a violation of parole which is a CRIME.
    I feel terrible for the family of this precious baby but at the same time I can’t understand why a mother would allow a convicted felon to be in close proximity to her baby .
    The whole incident is a terrible terrible tragedy that should never have happened.

  7. Stumpknocker on May 8th, 2021 9:41 am

    @ Paul, he may have gotten the gun from burglarizing someone’s home or car. People constantly have their firearms stolen from their car because the vehicle was left unlocked, yes I understand that a person should be able to leave things in their car and no one has the right to enter the vehicle, but when we as a community have knowledge of this we should take appropriate steps to ensure our firearms are always locked up at all times unless it’s on your hip or purse. I would hate to find out it was my firearm that was used in any crime.

  8. Charlotte Rebecca Bates on May 8th, 2021 9:39 am

    A beautiful baby boy that will never grow up, just breaks my heart. Praying for the little boy, and his family and friends. Sad, so heart breaking sad.

  9. ROBERT on May 8th, 2021 8:34 am

    I think the charge should be more than it is. He was a felon with a gun. I am sure the Mom now regrets allowing him in her childs life..Hindsight is always 20-20.

  10. THELMA on May 8th, 2021 8:13 am

    God grant this baby re-entry into your Kingdom is my prayer. Laying blame on the mother is not something that needs to happen right now. She should be consumed by her own self loathing that she allowed someone to enter her life that cost her her baby. Her own Guilt will beat her down in time. I can’t understand why anyone would have an individual felon in their home with a gun in the presence of their baby. To have that gun discharged and kill that child truly makes me wonder where was her natural motherly protective mind was. I believe if you take a life you forfeit your right to continue living.

  11. Oldman on May 8th, 2021 7:10 am

    All these people yelling for prison, that’s the reason we have people like this in our society, DEATH is the answer to the problem. Quit putting people in prison for the taxpayer to take care of for decades and drag them out back and put a bullet in their head.

  12. My opinion on May 7th, 2021 10:23 pm

    Mom should be jailed as well for allowing that animal to be near her child. I’m gonna guess she was well aware of his history and knew he was armed when she met with him. She definitely should be charged with endangering a child.

  13. Katherine on May 7th, 2021 9:48 pm

    I’m praying for you Mama, Dad and family. To lose a child is something no parent should have to endure. This was a horrible painful mistake that will cause so much pain. I pray anyone reading this…if you’re on the wrong path and doing things you know you shouldn’t be…change your path…learn from this example.

  14. Db on May 7th, 2021 8:06 pm

    If he had been dealing drugs when this happened, he would be out on the street by now and facing a severe scolding.

  15. Christy on May 7th, 2021 7:23 pm

    I can only hope he fries in the electric chair. Although, since this is FL, that won’t happen.

  16. paul on May 7th, 2021 6:13 pm

    They need to track down where the felon got the gun and charge them – all of them scumbags.

  17. Matchbox on May 7th, 2021 6:09 pm

    This is so sad and so tragic..and all because he wanted to feel like a man who carried a gun..but what did you do? You ran away when I’m sure the mother probably needed some help…wow…feeling like a man now? Shoot him and get it over witb

  18. paul on May 7th, 2021 6:07 pm

    Another felon with a gun, another felon still , with no regard for the law – an innocent child is gone because of the despicable felon carrying a gun. A murderous act with a label of manslaughter – This scumbag felon fled the scene – didn’t even try and help the child – PRISON FOR LIFE

  19. JTV on May 7th, 2021 4:24 pm

    A precious life taken by another felon with a gun. Throw him under the jail.

  20. bob c on May 7th, 2021 4:08 pm

    Horrible, Tragic, Did Not Have to Happen loss of a CHILD.
    Prayers for the mother and those who love this youngster.

    Root of this is, “…manslaughter with a weapon, possession of a firearm during a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.”
    If Quentin Jerad White had obeyed the terms of agreement for his release and freedoms this would have Never Happened.

    God Bless and Hold this child and his family.

    Quentin Jerad White know full well that God will judge you for this death you caused when it could have been so easily avoided. You had many choices and you elected to take the wrong one.
    Yes, God will also judge me…..and thee.

  21. JTV on May 7th, 2021 3:48 pm

    Another felon with a firearm.

    Hopefully he’ll spend the rest of his life in prison.

  22. Bill on May 7th, 2021 3:44 pm

    I’m sure or system will not allow the death penalty in this case but it should!

  23. mq on May 7th, 2021 3:41 pm

    Horribly sad. Can’t even imagine.
    Once again it wasn’t a law abiding citizen’s gun that shot this baby.

  24. Jason on May 7th, 2021 3:07 pm

    Its time for the Legislature to amend the mandatory sentencing guidelines to “life in Prison” for any convicted felon possessing a firearm or ammunition.

  25. Melisa Wilson on May 7th, 2021 2:48 pm

    Praying for the family at the loss of a young precious little boy.

  26. David on May 7th, 2021 2:47 pm

    My heart and prayers to the little childs family..this is so tragic

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