Sheriff Says Shooter Targeted House In Molino Homicide, No Suspect Yet

June 15, 2021

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation into a Molino murder, and they believe the house where the man was shot was intentionally targeted early Tuesday morning.

The ECSO responded to the 5500 block of Cedartown Road just off Highway 95A about 1:45 a.m. Monday where they found a 21-year old man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died, accord to the Sheriff’s Office.

“We do not think it was random,” Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons told “We believe the shooter or shooters intentionally went to that residence, walked around to the side of the house and shot multiple rounds through the window.”

There were three adults in the room at the time, the sheriff said, but only the victim was hit by the gunfire.

“We still have a number of investigators on the case,” Simmons added.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP or the ECSO at (850) 436-9620.

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23 Responses to “Sheriff Says Shooter Targeted House In Molino Homicide, No Suspect Yet”

  1. NobodyInParticular on June 17th, 2021 8:43 am

    @Joy Bryant, it’s the bill of RIGHTS not the bill of NEEDS, Karen. You can have my “scary” guns when you come an take em

  2. Robert Malone on June 16th, 2021 2:06 pm

    Preach on William L. More people thinking like you would solve a lot of problems.

  3. William L on June 16th, 2021 12:27 pm

    Condolences to the family, hope Justice is soon served, may everyone affected find peace.

    @Joy This is the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, it’s not your place to tell me what I need or should have, particularly when you are trying to take a my constitutional right, that’s what communist do!!!
    Guns aren’t the problem, it takes a person to make the gun discharge, so that means people are the real problem!!! We live in culture that embraces violence against others. Movies, video games and music today are all about the violence. Parents are teaching their children to demand respect from others while not giving anyone else the respect they deserve… The thug culture has been embraced for over 30yrs now and society decided it would be a good idea to give kids pharmaceutical meth around the same time. This is what happens when you tell everyone that they are special and deserve a trophy for simply showing up, we have an entire generation of underachieving, drug addicted freeloaders!!!

  4. Hare on June 16th, 2021 10:41 am

    If you look up on ur map you will see Cedartown Rd runs east and west from brickyard Rd to 95A in Molino I’m 57 years old and was raised in Molino and played on Cedartown Rd almost every day . Yes these shootings are becoming more often and that’s scary . My prayers go out to this young mans family may the Lord comfort you in this terrible time . God bless

  5. Kevin on June 16th, 2021 10:34 am

    Hmm Guns kill people. My gun is well behaved. He hasnt left the house or shot anyone on his own.

  6. cj on June 16th, 2021 10:27 am

    Joy Bryant: My guns have not shot at or killed anyone, but they will protect me if someone shoots at me. In fact, a gun is an inanimate object that is like a chair or a faucet. It only moves or gets used when a person or a trained animal moves or uses it. How is it a gun problem? It is a “thug” problem.

  7. Bewildered on June 16th, 2021 9:27 am

    I am not a gun owner – but to blame guns for the killings is a stupid argument. PEOPLE are the problem… but you cannot shout this secret from the rooftops anymore.

  8. Just saying on June 16th, 2021 7:20 am

    Ms Bryant in my hunting club we have enough guns to start a war but so far we haven’t killed or even shot at anyone, excluding Military and LEO service.

  9. tc on June 16th, 2021 7:17 am

    Joy please remind us how well your Gun control idea works in Chicago.. Chicago has the most strict gun laws in the country yet they still carry the highest murder rate.. PEOPLE & their thug life cultures are the problem Joy not guns..

  10. Brian on June 16th, 2021 6:47 am

    Joy Bryant, in what world that you live in will criminals obey laws? Please let me know. I will stand by.

  11. joy bryant on June 16th, 2021 6:09 am

    I obviously don’t need to make a location correction – BUT – the crime in our small Molino is UNBELIEVABLE! And the amount of shooting is horrific just here – OF COURSE the obvious needs to be said and I will be screamed at BUT NOT EVERYONE IN THE UNITED STATES NEEDS A GUN!! Needs SOO many rounds of ammunition AND a STRONG background check as well as a LIMIT to the amount of weapons and the type of weapons! I OWN a weapon and have for years and years – I DO NOT NEED an AK or 3-4 handguns or 3-4 high powered rifles…. you want this to stop??? CONTROL WEAPONS….. SO go ahead and yell – PEOPLE being killed DAILY and now even children killing people should be a HUGE RED FLAG

  12. Dave Simpkins on June 15th, 2021 11:07 pm

    Ceadertown Road is in Molino not Cantonment.

    Hugs n prayers to the victims family. Such a tragedy to have a young life lost over pure ignorance.

  13. Unbelievable on June 15th, 2021 8:18 pm

    Unbelievable!! You people are UNBELIEVABLE!! I don’t know what to say anymore, some of you people just need to please shut up, or preferably move away so we don’t have to deal with your ignorance. I just can’t understand how y’all survive, please find another venue to exhibit your ignorance, please. Thank you SMH for having the sensible voice. Maybe one idiot will eventually realize they are just that…an idiot and shut up and stop ruining everyone’s lives. I am so sorry for the victims family and hope the murdering scum are caught and dealt with swift justice. I do pray for the victims family.

  14. Cortez on June 15th, 2021 7:29 pm

    Man rip shyheim

  15. Ssd on June 15th, 2021 5:37 pm

    Sad to hear this for someone of such a young age. Condolences to all family and friends.
    My heart goes out to all hurt by this.

  16. Agreed SMH on June 15th, 2021 3:33 pm

    I TOTALLY AGREE WITH SMH, who raised yall? An unborn baby just lost his father, his siblings just lost their brother, and a mother just lost her boy but y’all wanna argue about an address stop being so quick to correct someone, @michelle what did you give from that satisfaction, you want a cookie? I don’t understand have some respect RIP to that young man.

  17. SMH on June 15th, 2021 3:22 pm

    A man died and yall are arguing about if its cantonment or Molino.

  18. Jim Stanton on June 15th, 2021 3:04 pm

    I think someone is confusing Cedartree Ln near the weigh station on hwy 29 with Cedartown Rd in Molino.

  19. Rhonda Davis on June 15th, 2021 2:06 pm

    Yes it is in Molino I grow up on that road you have 2 sides one down by the rive and and other up off 95A

  20. Carlos McGugin on June 15th, 2021 1:54 pm

    Google says it is in Molino. “Cedartown Rd, Molino, FL 32577″

  21. Me on June 15th, 2021 1:38 pm

    Where exactly IS Cedartown Road at, Michelle?

  22. William Reynolds on June 15th, 2021 1:38 pm

    >>Cedartown Rd is not in Molino ! It’s in Cantonment.

    Cedartown Road runs from the heart of “downtown” Molino to Highway 95A, exactly as far north as Jimmy’s Grill – in Molino.

    The address of the incident is in Molino, it’s in the Molino Elementary School District, the Molino Fire District, is served by Molino Utilities, and is about a mile from Molino Library. So it’s in….Molino, not Cantonment.

  23. Michelle on June 15th, 2021 12:08 pm

    Cedartown Rd is not in Molino ! It’s in Cantonment.

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