One Charged With Murder After Highway 29 Circle K Shooting; Victim Identified

May 23, 2022

One person was shot and killed at a convenience store at Highway 29 and West Roberts Road Monday morning during an argument about the victim’s wife.

Sheriff Chip Simmons said 35-year old Charles Tyree Moore is charged with second degree murder for the shooting death of .35-year old Durrell Dupree Palmer. Simmons said there had been “interaction” between the individuals going back two years. He said they had an argument over Palmer’s wife about two weeks ago. She was not involved in the incident Monday morning.

“During a conversation that they had actually at the Circle K ended up escalating and ended up in gunfire,” Simmons said Monday afternoon.

Both men were at the Circle K at Highway 29 and West Roberts Road about 7:30 Monday morning when Moore pulled a handgun and fired four or five shots at Palmer, according to the sheriff. The incident occurred outside the store near the gas pumps at the southern end of the parking lot.

Moore fled the scene, but called the ECSO and told them that he would be stopping and placing the gun in the glovebox of his vehicle. Deputies took him into custody within minutes on Palafox Street at Nine Mile Road.

The sheriff said Moore had no criminal history and held a concealed weapons permit.

According to our news partners at WEAR 3, Palmer was a father, community activist and local business owner involved in the Black Lives Matter efforts in Pensacola.

Pictured above and below: A man was shot and killed at the Circle K at the corner of Highway 29 and West Roberts Road about 7:30 Monday morning. Pictured first below: The suspect was taken into custody minutes later on Palafox Street at Nine Mile Road. Photos by Jason Robbins/WEAR 3 and others for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Tropical Rain For Monday

May 23, 2022

A tropical disturbance will bring us rain for Monday.

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 79. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph after midnight.

Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 83. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Wednesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 80. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 83.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 89.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

Jif Peanut Butter Products Recalled Over Potential Salmonella Contamination

May 23, 2022

The Escambia County Extension Service is encouraging local residents to check their pantry for Jif Peanut Butter product to see if they are recalled.

The Food and Drug Administration said Salmonella infections have been linked to multiple Jif peanut butter products produced at the J.M. Smucker Company facility in Lexington, Kentucky. These products were sold in Escambia County and across the nation.

J.M. Smucker Company has voluntarily recalled certain Jif brand peanut butter products that have the lot code numbers between 1274425 – 2140425, only if the first seven digits end with 425. The lot numbers are located alongside the best-if-used-by date.

Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve any recalled Jif brand peanut butter that have the lot numbers. This product has a two-year shelf life so consumers should check any Jif peanut butter in their home, according to the FDA.

The recalled products include not only regular Jif peanut butter, but also multiple varieties of Jif branded peanut butters.

If consumers have products matching the above description in their possession, they should dispose of it immediately, according to the FDA.

The FDA recommends that if you have used the recalled Jif brand peanut butter, you should wash and sanitize surfaces and utensils that could have touched the peanut butter. If you or someone in your household ate this peanut butter and have symptoms of salmonellosis, contact your healthcare provider. Healthy persons infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.