UPDATE: Deputies seek person of interest in fatal shooting of Uber driver

Northwest Florida

UPDATE Sunday 5:30 p.m.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office looking for a person of interest in connection with an early morning shooting death of an Uber driver on Okaloosa Island. 29-year old Filip L. Kirilov, believed to be a Destin resident, suffered a gunshot wound and was found dead inside his blue van at 656 Santa Rosa Boulevard around 6:30 a.m. Sunday. OCSO Investigators say the motive for the shooting is unclear at this point. They believe he was shot sometime between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m.

Anyone with information on the shooting or who spotted anything suspicious in the area of Santa Rosa Boulevard and Nautilus Court around that timeframe is asked to please contact the OCSO at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS, emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com, or by using the P3 Tips Mobile application.

Residents in the area s ay they’re surprised that a crime like this happened. Bill Smith says the area is generally safe.

“It was shocking,” Smith said. “You never hear of anything like that happening around here. I walked up to the store and saw the yellow tape where they had it roped off and I did not have any idea what it was about I thought it was the strangest thing in the world.”

UPDATE
The following is a press release from OCSO:

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting death on Okaloosa Island this morning. A man was found dead inside a vehicle at 656 Santa Rosa Boulevard around 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Investigators are currently at the scene and additional details will be released as warranted.

Anyone who may have information on the shooting or have spotted anything suspicious in the area of Santa Rosa Boulevard and Nautilus Court around that timeframe is asked to please contact the OCSO at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS, emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com, or by using the P3 Tips Mobile application.

Original Story

The OCSO is investigating a shooting death in the area of Santa Rosa Boulevard and Nautilus Court on Okaloosa Island. The body was discovered in a car around 6:30 am, according to a tweet from Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. 

Deputies say this investigation is not related to the apparent suicide in Anglers parking lot.

Anyone who may have information on the shooting or have spotted anything suspicious in the area of Santa Rosa Boulevard and Nautilus Court around that timeframe is asked to please contact the OCSO at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS, emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com, or by using the P3 Tips Mobile application.

News 5 is working to find out more information. 

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