Cantonment Man, 19, Charged With Bowling Alley Shooting

September 30, 2023

An arrest has been made in a shooting last weekend on Nine Mile Road.

A 19-year old Cantonment man is accused of shooting a teen outside a bowling alley just before 1 a.m.  last Saturday, September 23.

Nicholas James Vallia is charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm from a vehicle, firing into a vehicle or building and criminal mischief.

Vallia allegedly shot into a car that had been parked outside of DeLuna Lanes on Nine Mile Road, striking a 17-year old male in the arm and stomach. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said the shots were fired after the victim became involved in an argument with another group of people.

Vallia was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $46,000 bond.


16 Responses to “Cantonment Man, 19, Charged With Bowling Alley Shooting”

  1. LouLou64 on October 4th, 2023 8:14 pm

    For all wondering why he was not charged with the greater charges are,
    The system is set up like a business for profit. You don’t get to make as much money off the cases that don’t have a probation period. If you only charge with murder or attempted murder then get the court dates to prove and convict, person is sent to jail and given more privileges than folks out of jails. But if you lower and plea the bondsman ,lawyers, courts, judges, basically the whole system plus probation officers keep jobs they never tend to. Make money of crooks all crooks have to do is report to probation officer who is never available, pay their monthly or weekly fines and continue on to commit more crimes which keeps the money flowing.

  2. Sue on October 3rd, 2023 7:34 am

    My son was shot back around early 20’s it was definitely attempted murder. The guy
    who done the shooting even geld the gun to my sons head and said I will kill u. He got off u know it was somebody his mother knew in the court system. Laws aren’t held accountable

  3. No One on October 2nd, 2023 2:21 pm

    There are a host of firearms/age related statutes that have not been charged, as well as federal firarms statutes. This is the problem, there are laws on the books already. Didn’t Rick Scott pass something about having to be 21 to own a firearm, so how does a 19 year old have one in the car?

  4. Judge on October 2nd, 2023 8:05 am

    Is this the guy that is 2nd cousin to a prosecuting attorney? No attempted murder charge… Low bond…

  5. Jason on October 1st, 2023 3:25 pm

    Who’s he related to that he’s not charged with attempted murder and out in 7 minutes on a Saturday night? Something just doesn’t add up here. Seems like someone is looking out for jr and hoping this all gets swept under the rug.

  6. Steve on September 30th, 2023 10:03 pm

    If these charges don’t get upgraded, doesn’t it stand to reason that Pensacola will become the next depraved community, allowing the criminals to rule?

    EVERY community that goes soft on crime, ends up paying a heavy price. Keep letting violent criminals walk this easily and it might not be too long before property values start dropping. Hmm.

  7. David Huie Green on September 30th, 2023 2:25 pm

    “Everyone pays a price for these never ending crimes.”

    Every equation has two sides:

    “Starting with bail loans” = bail bondsmen make a living.

    “attorney fees for defense” = attorneys and law clerks and judges and court recorders and bailiffs make livings.

    “visitation costs (travel, lodging)” = motels and oil companies and gas stations and airlines and bus lines and auto manufacturers and all the associated employees thereof make money

    “low job prospects out of prison” = better chances for other unemployed people to find employment with fewer competitors for available jobs.

    “health deterioration while imprisoned” = jobs for nurses and physicians and pharmaceutical manufacturers and all their employees and all the people they buy from.

    “inability to develop equity in a home or retirement account” = money to those with rental properties and someone else gets to buy the house he might have otherwise bought, improved retirement accounts for all those benefitting above.

    “restitution to victims” = partial repayment to those he harmed.

    Add the construction companies building the courthouses, jails, prisons and all their employees and suppliers. Add the law enforcement officers. Add the gun sales to people realizing they may have to defend themselves from such if others don’t or can’t defend them. Remember I missed many who benefit by the need to deal with criminal attitudes and activities.

    Sure, they could have benefitted in other ways did such crimes not exist, but not all lost out.

    David for better people, fewer crimes

  8. Gina on September 30th, 2023 1:51 pm

    Not charged with attempted murder, and already out on bail??? What is going on in our county?? No wonder there are so many murders in pensacola!!!

  9. Keith V on September 30th, 2023 1:31 pm

    What a coward! I bet after he gets out of prison he will still be a coward trying to be a tough guy.

  10. just me on September 30th, 2023 1:09 pm

    I think Larry has a valid point. It is sad that our judicial system does not hold people accountable for their actions anymore!!

  11. Mike on September 30th, 2023 12:33 pm

    Great question Larry. Makes no sense

  12. Not again on September 30th, 2023 10:44 am

    It is probably realistic to assume that a substantial number of individuals and families who slip into poverty for one or more generations start because of situations like this.

    Starting with bail loans, then attorney fees for defense, lost wages and productivity, inability to make wages during imprisonment, visitation costs (travel, lodging), low job prospects out of prison, health deterioration while imprisoned, inability to develop equity in a home or retirement account, restitution to victims, and who knows what else simply drains individuals and families of resources for decades and across generations.

    Additionally, there is the financial cost to the overall community and society for incarceration and probation.

    A losing situation no matter which way you turn. Everyone pays a price for these never ending crimes.

  13. Dinah D on September 30th, 2023 10:11 am

    I hope Vallia will get to serve in PRISON the amount of time Tucker will be laid up with injuries. Tucker is lucky that he didn’t die from being shot. It was a senseless act to shoot someone because they didn’t want to engage in a dice game with the shooter and his cronies. The victim Tucker, will suffer especially with the nerve damage to use his arm.

    A 19 year old with a handgun and a hot head. I’ll keep a watchful eye out for Vallia since he lives near me. I would consider him dangerous without mental health counseling.

    Prayers for Tucker to heal and recover soon.

    As for Vallia, not much for you dude. Your day is coming in court.

  14. David on September 30th, 2023 9:32 am

    That was stupid. And two life’s ruined.

  15. Tc on September 30th, 2023 9:17 am

    When i was 19 we threw knuckles not bullets. You better Man up soon cuz your headed to prison!!

  16. larry jackson on September 30th, 2023 8:42 am

    Why is he not charged with attempted murder?