One Person Shot In FL During Altercation, Man Claims Self-Defense

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CRESTVIEW, FLORIDA — An altercation between two men in the early morning of Tuesday, November 8th led to an alleged self-defense shooting of one of the involved men.

The incident took place in the area of 2nd Avenue and Dixie Street in Crestview around 4:20 am. Crestview Police state that one of the men involved in the altercation called them stating he had shot the other man in self-defense.

Police arrived to find both men, one with a gunshot wound to the hand. The injured man was transported to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. The man’s injury was believed to be non-life threatening.

A press release by Crestview Police stated that the investigation is still active and ongoing.

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Robert Nixon is a retired law enforcement officer whose career spanned thirty years in various assignments, to include the rank of chief. He is the owner of AO Training Solutions LLC, specializing in open enrollment defensive handgun and trauma first aid training.

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