Innocent bystander shot in hours long police standoff

PANAMA CITY – After an hours-long standoff and police shootout, the suspect in a Walton County homicide was found deceased in an apartment on Beck Avenue in Panama City Tuesday afternoon. Kevin Robert Holroyd, 49, of Panama City, was quickly identified as the main suspect in the murder of 30-year-old Clinton Street, who was found with multiple gunshot wounds in his South Walton home. Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford said an innocent bystander was hit in the exchage of gunfire, and is in stable condition. A BCSO spokesperson said an EMT was also grazed by a bullet.
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Routine traffic stop ends with drug bust in Panama City Beach

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – A routine traffic stop ended with a drug bust in Panama City Beach, Tuesday. Bay County Sheriff’s Deputies pulled the couple over on their scooter near Highway 98 and Deluna Place for switching lanes without properly signaling, and reportedly found more than 14 grams of meth. They both were arrested and face multiple charges.
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Suspect involved in police shootout found dead

UPDATE : Police who breached the door of an apartment where homicide suspect Kevin Holroyd holed up and exchanged gunfire with them earlier have found the suspect dead inside of the gasoline soaked dwelling, authorities confirmed.
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PANAMA CITY — We have new details about a shooting in Bay County, which police now believe is related to an earlier story we brought you about a suspicious death at a home nw of PC just before midnight on White Heron Drive. Police found the shooter, identified as Kevin Holroy, in the apartment which he had doused with gasoline. Panama City police were assisting Walton County Sheriff’s deputies in a stake out at a PC apartment near 23rd and Beck Avenue where they say Holroy fled to and may be linked to the earlier shooting on White Heron, which we reported earlier today.

Police say they were responding to a call of a chemical or gas leak in the building when Holroy, opened fire. Witnesses say they heard rapid gunfire, in the shootout between the suspect and police, according to reporters on scene. According to the Northwest Florida Daily News, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office has identified Clinton Street, 30, as the victim in Walton County.

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Police Negotiate With Mom In Active Shooter Situation

Police are still on the scene for an active shooter situation at the Briarwood Apartments in Panama City. The apartment complex is located near 23rd and Beck Avenue. The latest information we have is that rumors that the shooter has shot himself are untrue. Police are negotiating with the shooter’s mother for him to turn himself over to authorities. And, that law enforcement is about to make entry to the apartment, utilizing a robot. They will do this prior to sending officers in. We’ve also been told this is not a hostage situation. It is however, tied to a homicide investigation in Santa Rosa Beach and the active shooter is the primary suspect in that shooting. As far as injuries, two have been wounded, neither of them police officers. And, those injured suffered non life threatening injuries. We will have more information as it becomes available.

Active Shooter At Briarwood Apartments

There’s a major police response after reports of an active shooter in Panama City. Witnesses say they heard several gunshots near 23rd and Beck Avenue, at the Briarwood Apartments. According to news channel 7 law enforcement is looking for a male suspect, who is the same person they are looking for in a suspicious death investigation on White Heron Drive in Santa Rosa Beach. While there have been no reports of serious injuries, one person has a graze wound and has been taken to the hospital. Several schools in the area are on lockdown and officers are on campus. The students are reportedly fine. .Again, multiple agencies responding to an active shooter situation at the Briarwood Apartments, in the in the area of 23rd and Beck Avenue in PC. We will have more information as it becomes available.

Active Shooter In Panama City

There’s a major police response after reports of an active shooter in Panama City. Witnesses say they heard as many as 50 gunshots near 23rd and Beck Avenue. According to News Channel 7 law enforcement is looking for a male suspect, who is the same suspect they’re looking for in a suspicious death on White Heron Drive in Santa Rosa Beach. According to a Facebook post from Bay District Schools both St. Andrew School and Lucille Moore Elementary have been placed on lockdown. We’re told all students are safe and law enforcement officers are on both campuses. Again, several law enforcement agencies are responding to an active shooter situation in the area of 23rd and Beck Avenue in Panama City. We will have more information as it becomes available.

Bayside Church could soon be flattened

PANAMA CITY – Bayside Church could soon be flattened. The Bay District School Board is considering purchasing the 13th Street property across from Bay High School, with the intent of demolishing the church and putting in a parking lot for Bay High School, Tommy Oliver Stadium, and a planned Fine Arts Center at Bay High.

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Two children were hospitalized after a chain reaction crash involving a school bus

PANAMA CITY – Two children were hospitalized after a chain reaction crash involving a school bus on U.S. 231 in PC Monday afternoon. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a bus carrying 20 students from the Boys and Girls Club of Panama City rear-ended a Bay District School bus carrying 63 students, which then hit the SUV in front of it, the NewsHerald reports. The students were treated for minor injuries at Bay Medical Center.
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Look for wet Memorial Day weekend in Bay County

PANAMA CITY – It was a wet weekend in Bay County. Several thunderstorms greeted residents Sunday, with the traffic light at SR-77 and CR-390 malfunctioning, and several power poles hit. Out on the Beach, Gulf Crest Condos on Surf Drive was struck by lightning, according to the Panama City Beach Fire Department’s Facebook page. No one was injured. And more storms are predicted for the rest of the week, the News Herald reports, with about a 50 percent chance of rain for the Memorial Day weekend.
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Name of five-year-old Alabama boy who drowned in Panama City Beach has been released

PANAMA CITY BEACH – The name of a five-year-old Alabama boy who died after being pulled from Panama City Beach has been released.
According to Panama City Beach Police, Christian Doyle was rescued behind Sterling Breeze condominiums on Front Beach Road Saturday night, along with two other swimmers, identified as Tatum Idolor and Aaron Flowers, also from Alabama. The child was taken to Bay Medical Center, where he later passed away.
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