One charged with murder after 29 Circle K freeway shooting; Identified victim: NorthEscambia.com


A person was fatally shot at a convenience store at Highway 29 and West Roberts Road Monday morning during an argument over the victim’s wife.

Sheriff Chip Simmons said Charles Tyree Moore, 35, is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 0.35-year-old Durrell Dupree Palmer. Simmons said there had been “interaction” between the individuals for two years. He said they argued about Palmer’s wife about two weeks ago. She was not involved in Monday morning’s incident.

“During a conversation they had at Circle K, it escalated and ended in gunfire,” Simmons said Monday afternoon.

The two men were at Circle K on Highway 29 and West Roberts Road around 7:30 a.m. Monday morning when Moore pulled out a handgun and fired four or five shots at Palmer, according to the sheriff. The incident happened outside the store near the gas pumps at the south end of the parking lot.

Moore fled the scene, but called the ECSO and told them he would stop and put the gun in the glove compartment of his vehicle. Deputies arrested him within minutes on Palafox Street at Nine Mile Road.

The sheriff said Moore had no criminal history and held a concealed weapons license.

According to our WEAR 3 press partners, Palmer was a father, community activist, and local business owner involved with Black Lives Matter efforts in Pensacola.

Pictured above and below: A man was fatally shot at Circle K at the corner of Highway 29 and West Roberts Road around 7:30 a.m. Monday morning. In the first photo below: The suspect was arrested minutes later on Palafox Street in Nine Mile Road. Photos by Jason Robbins/WEAR 3 and others for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

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