Crestview man charged with Fort Walton Beach murder

Published: Nov. 13, 2022 at 5:12 PM CST
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FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WALA) - A Crestview man has been charged with 2nd-degree murder following a fatal shooting that occurred at a home on Jay Street in Fort Walton Beach early Saturday morning.

When deputies responded to the home they found a 34-year-old male victim on the ground with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office identified 27-year-old Richard Scott Holovak as a suspect and located him at his home on Bobolink Way in Crestview.

Holovak was also charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.


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