North Santa Rosa

SRSO Investigating Drive By Shooting in Navarre

On 3/09/12 at 0530 hours, Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to 6597 Indian Drive, Navarre, FL in reference to a shooting.  A subject who lives at that location had contacted a friend stating that he had been shot. The victim, Tashan Verdell (B/M, 23 years old) asked his friend to pick him up and drive him to the hospital.  The friend contacted the Sheriff’s Office at that point.  When Verdell found out that his friend had contacted law enforcement, Verdell chose to drive himself toGulf Breeze Hospital instead of waiting for law enforcement or his friend. Deputies responded to the area of Gulf Breeze Hospital and located Verdell and his vehicle pulling into the hospital.  Deputies made contact with Verdell and found that he had been shot twice. Verdell was taken inside the hospital for treatment. Verdell was treated and released. Verdell told investigators that he was supposed to meet an unknown suspect in the area of Camden Drive,Navarre, FL to settle a disagreement from a few weeks prior. Verdell drove to that area and pulled off on the side of the road to wait for the suspect to arrive. A short time later, a small white car with black bottom trim (possibly a Toyota) drove past Verdell with multiple occupants. While the car was passing Verdell, the front passenger fired four shots at Verdell, striking him twice.  The vehicle fled the area and Verdell drove to his home on Indian Drive and contacted his friend. Investigators are actively working on this case.

Anyone with information concerning the identity of the suspects is asked to contact Santa Rosa Crime Stoppers at 437-STOP (7867) or Detective Baney at 850-983-1296.  Information provided through Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest of the suspects may result in a cash reward of up to $1000.00.

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