A teenager in Fort Walton Beach has been charged after a series of drive-by style BB gun attacks involving multiple victims and property damage. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrested 18-year-old Thomas Mueller on charges of being a principal to aggravated battery.
Okaloosa County Sheriff's say Mueller admitted he drove his Jeep around while his friends shot at random pedestrians and broke several windows. One of the victim's struck by the BBs was a 61-year-old man who was riding his vicycle on Beal Parkway on Friday night. The man heard a loud pop around 10:30 p.m. and was struck in the shoulder. The victim told deputies he heard several 'pop's as the teens fired from the Jeep window. Deputies responded to another call around the same time as another pedestrian was struck by a BB on Lovejoy Road.
There were more than 16 other reports of property damage from the BB gun rampage including store fronts and vehicle windows around Fort Walton Beach. Okaloosa County deputies say they plan to make more arrests and are still investigating.
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