By Mike Wood, PIO Officer, Mwood@cityofpensacola.com
Pensacola Police arrested Jamal Boyer, 23, 400 block of Deborah Ln., for the attempted murder of Terrel Crayton and Clarence Williams.
On Monday, June 3rd, Crayton was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Williams traveling east on Navy Blvd. when Boyer, a passenger in another vehicle also traveling east, began shooting at the car. Crayton was struck once in the face. He remains hospitalized in serious condition. Williams was not injured.
The investigation revealed while in a nearby apartment complex, Crayton may have “blown a kiss” at a female companion of Boyer ’s when the vehicles passed each other, angering Boyer. Shortly thereafter, when they passed the vehicle, Boyer produced the firearm and began shooting at Crayton and Williams.
According to Det. Kylan Osley, several pieces of surveillance video in the area played a key part in bringing the case to a conclusion. No other arrests are expected at this time.
Boyer has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Members of the Escambia County Sheriffs Office, the U.S. Marshall’s Service, and the State Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation and arrest of Boyer.